Water Quality Task Force hold input meeting in La Crosse

A Wisconsin task force is discussing the state’s water quality today in La Crosse.

Community members were invited to speak with legislators from the state about water quality in the state.

The bi-partisan task force’s mission is to protect and maintain the water supply for people and businesses.

The goal of the input session, one of many around the state, is to understand the all the water needs of Wisconsin’s residents.

That will help guide the future of water quality for the state.

“It’s going to be, are we going to put more into land conservation officers at the county, do we come up with programs for farmers for buffer strips. These are all ideas that once we sit down with all the recommendations, figure out ‘hey, this is the best bang for the buck to deal with some of these issues,” said Wisconsin state representative Rob Summerfield.

The task force was created earlier this year following a report of contamination in private wells in the state.

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