Post by Sharon Faulkner on Feb 10, 2007 21:20:56 GMT -5
Groundwater task force wants special management zone created By Ed Byrne February 9, 2007
The Northeast Wisconsin Karst Task Force is calling for the state Legislature to create a Carbonate Bedrock Management Zone to replace piecemeal approaches to groundwater contamination problems with a coordinated effort.
That was one of the six recommendations the task force detailed as it released its final report today. The 18-member group included scientists, county conservation officials, farmers, agronomists and well drillers.
The study focused on Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Calumet and Manitowoc counties, where limestone bedrock underlies generally thin layers of topsoil, making the groundwater supplies vulnerable to contamination from manure spread on farm fields.