Breaking News: Wisconsin Clean Water and Renewable Energy RFP

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

Gov. Scott Walker has requested the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC), Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to coordinate resources and draft a Request for Proposals that aligns digester technology to all sizes of dairy farms in environmentally sensitive areas of Wisconsin.

The goal is to alleviate water quality concerns, stated Walker, who made the announcement at the Heritage Farm Site in Kewaunee to address nutrient management and water quality challenges in Kewaunee County. A study released last year found 34 percent of wells tested in the county had unsafe levels of nitrates and bacteria. About 2 percent of tested wells were contaminated with E.coli. The county is home to 16 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.

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