Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – Thursday, Governor Tony Evers stopped in Chippewa Falls to talk about his plans for water pollution.
Evers declared 2019 the ‘Year of Clean Drinking Water’ in Wisconsin and he wants to accomplish that with the clean water initiative.
So far, he said he has helped remove contaminated sediment from the Great Lakes and funded a study to evaluate the contamination of drinking water and where it comes from.
He’s also asked the DNR to help reduce nitrate contamination in our water.
He said he knows families are still struggling.
“It’s heartbreaking to hear those stories that are now seven to 10 years old. Not only are people concerned about drinking when it comes from their wells, but they are concerned about the water that they’re using on their fields and they’re concerned about what their kids are drinking in school,” Evers said.
Governor Evers also helped demonstrate various methods farmers can use to water crops after talking with residents at Kamp Kenwood.