Manure is inundating Wisconsin’s drinking water. As large factory farms proliferate across the state – and grow ever larger – they create millions of gallons of concentrated liquid manure per day.
The dangerous practice of spreading this volatile brew onto fields with little or no oversight has created a drinking water crisis. Wells and municipal systems alike are testing positive for bacteria, nitrates, and viruses across Wisconsin.
Cows in Wisconsin generate more waste each year than the combined populations of Tokyo and Mexico City. It’s important to do the best we can to mitigate the risk to public health that manure pollution has caused in places like Kewaunee County.
Urge the DNR to support strong manure pollution rules to protect Wisconsin’s public health and keep its drinking water safe.
Remember, personal comments carry even more weight. Consider revising the letter below to explain why protecting drinking water is important to you and your family.
Go to the source and use the DNR contact form: Act Now | Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters