By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County will host a presentation showcasing the final results of a year-long well testing study this Wednesday evening. Dr. Mark Borchardt from the United States Department of Agriculture, Dr. Maureen Muldoon from the UW-Oshkosh Department of Geology, and Randy Hunt from the United States Geological Survey will provide statistics from its randomized county-wide well sample, which has shown contamination from bovine and human waste. Davina Bonness from the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department says the findings will show what is needed to be done by the entire community to help start fixing the area’s water issues.
The presentation entitled “Sources of Fecal Contamination in the Dolomite Aquifer in Northeastern Wisconsin” will take place inside the exhibition hall at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds beginning at 6 p.m. While the presentation is open to the public, Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt reminds residents that it is not a hearing for two draft ordinances aimed at manure spreading in the area.