Town of Campbell drinking water advisory remains in effect

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — An interim, area-wide drinking water advisory remains in effect in the Town of Campbell, where hundreds of wells are contaminated with PFAS.

More than 1,132 residences are drinking bottled water provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW Extension professor Karl Green said during a meeting Monday with La Crosse County supervisors. They will need a permanent source of clean drinking water, he said.

PFAS are man-made compounds that have been linked to infertility, thyroid disease and cancer, among other ills.

The city of La Crosse and the DNR are working to determine all the sources of contamination. The U.S. Geological Society  working on a nationwide study of tap water that will include Campbell data.

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