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Task force promised by GOP leader after study finds 42 percent of tested wells tainted | Local government


Widespread water quality problems

The Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology plans to sample more wells in the spring. Then, scientists will evaluate pathogens in the water to determine if they are the type that originated in dairy or swine manure, or from faulty septic systems.

Well tests conducted in November looked for E. coli and coliform, bacteria that signal the possible presence of other bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Symptoms can be mild to severe to life-threatening.

Testing was also done for…



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