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Water Regulation is a WSN Priority Issue for 2004-2005. The WSN supports enacting legislation that sets standards for water withdrawals, promotes efficient water use, and improves the integrity of the Wisconsinís water supply.

Groundwater is the dominant source stoking the stateís many lakes and rivers and it is the water source for 97% of Wisconsinís municipalities. Some larger communities (such as Milwaukee, Green Bay and Superior) pump their water from the Great Lakes, but three of four homes across the state still rely on groundwater for their needs.

Once viewed as a vast, limitless resource, thirsty municipalities, industrial and agricultural operations are guzzling groundwater at levels that, in many places, exceed the natural recharge rate. 

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Derek Scheer of Clean Wisconsin is the Issue Chair for Water Regulation.
You can email Derek at

Go to the old Water Regulation and Groundwater Issues Archive.