Wisconsin water pollution task force to release recommendations

Great Lakes region pins economic hopes on water

MADISON, Wis. (AP)- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ water pollution task force is poised to release its recommendations to lawmakers.

It’s chairman, Republican state Rep.  Todd Novak, has scheduled a news conference for late Wednesday morning to release its findings.

Vos created the task force in January 2019 after a study found wells across southwestern Wisconsin were contaminated with bacteria or nitrates, which originates from manure and fertilizer.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers released a report less than hour before the news conference listing his administration’s efforts to reduce water pollution. Evers says tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents are afraid to drink tap water.