By Paul Schmitt
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program will be providing low-interest loans to homeowners for well replacement, well rehabilitation, or the installation of water filtration systems. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says that although it is only a loan, the program is a step in the right direction in addressing water quality issues.
In March of 2016, Senator Baldwin did press USDA and the EPA to give immediate attention to groundwater contamination and the need for safe drinking water in Kewaunee and Door County. Federal and local officials were brought together to work a solution to water quality problems back in August of 2016 at the request of Senator Baldwin.