By Tim Kowols
A decision by the Liberty Grove Town Board to effectively ban out-of-town unmanipulated manure earlier month is giving clean water advocates hope similar rules spread elsewhere. The board voted 4-1 to prohibit spreading manure if it did not originate within the town’s limits. Clean Water Action Council Executive Director Dean Hoegger believes this is one of only a few ways local townships can control what is being spread in their area.
Liberty Grove joined Nashotah and Delafield as the only municipalities in the state with such ordinances. Hoegger says as of right now, organizations like the Dairy Business Association have not challenged municipalities on the rule changes. We will have an opposing viewpoint featured next week.