By Tim Kowols
The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation committee will take a deeper look at septic spreading practices in the area when it meets on Tuesday. At three to five million gallons each year, spreading septic waste onto fields is done throughout the county and pales in comparison to how much liquid manure and other fertilizers are used in the area. After some studies have shown human waste showing up in groundwater samples, the committee is discussing how septic spreading can be done safer. Land and Water Conservation committee member Lee Luft says it is a good conversation to have.
Luft adds the land used for septic spreading has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and would otherwise be acceptable for manure application as well. The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee meets Tuesday in Luxemburg at 8 a.m.