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Well Water Sampling Options

COVID-19 Update: In keeping with the spirit of “Safer at Home”, the Water and Environmental Analysis Lab has implemented a limited sample acceptance policy. As the situation with COVID-19 is continually evolving, we ask that you contact the lab prior to submitting a water sample. Contact by phone or email: 715-346-3209 | Water.and.Environmental.Analysis.Lab@uwsp.edu The UWSP campus […]

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Plan Commission Minutes

Our office was recently asked if we had information on how to take good minutes during a plan commission hearing or meeting.  This presentation by UW-Extension Specialist Dan Hill describes good agendas, good minutes, and good procedural practices to follow for all local government meetings. Becky Roberts, Center for Land Use Education Specialist, notes that […]

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Town-wide Drinking Water Sampling Programs

Would your Township or Village like to offer a municipal well water sampling program? If so, contact the UW-Extension office. We can offer logistical and educational support. Here are more resources for you as you plan your program.


Water Policy Ideas

This website provides information on how local municipalities can protect drinking water through policy. Developed by the UWEX Center for Land Use Education, it includes a directory of current policies, information about local water quality, and pointers on how to include water quality in your comprehensive plan.


Taycheedah, Empire, & Eden Water Sampling Results April 2010

149 households in the Towns of Taycheedah, Empire, & Eden and the Village of Eden sampled their wells in March 2010. This was one of the largest drinking water sampling programs UW-Extension has ever done in the state in terms of number of wells sampled and the number of sampling packages well owners chose to […]


Towns of Waupun, Springvale, & Chester Water Sampling Results

The Towns of Waupun, Springvale, (Fond du Lac County) and Chester (Dodge County) participated in a well-sampling program with UW-Extension in November 2008. 88 households sampled wells, and 68 people attended the informational program. Most results were typical for this region of the state. 20% of samples came back positive for coliform bacteria, but no […]