By Paul Schmitt
Legislation to offer assistance to residents suffering from well water contamination due to failing septic tank systems continues to be discussed at the State Capitol. A hearing for Assembly Bill 226 was held last week in Madison to allow municipalities to lend money to citizens to put in new wells or well treatment systems or new septic tanks and apply the expense to their tax bill. First Representative Joel Kitchens who co-authored the bill says it will make the process more affordable for those dealing with water contamination issues.
The bill, which was introduced on April 10, awards payment for no more than 75 percent of the eligibility costs and may not exceed $16,000. You can find the complete bill proposal with this story online.