Cleaning Water Today for Tomorrow's
Generations. It's important to have clean water for our quality
of life, environment, and economy. You can do your part by
understanding where your water goes to be cleaned, what not to pour
down a storm or sanitary sewer, and pollution prevention tips you
can do at home.
Ambient Water Quality Monitoring of the Lower Fox
River and Green Bay
GBMSD has operated an Ambient Water Quality Monitoring of the
Lower Fox River and Green Bay since 1986. This voluntary activity
is conducted as part of GBMSD's commitment toward protecting our
Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife is a beautiful but aggressive, invasive plant.
It originally was introduced into eastern North America from Europe
in the 1800s as an ornamental plant. Since then, it has spread over
much of the U.S. and Canada.
Protecting Water Quality in Lower Green Bay Through
GBMSD receives wastewater from customers within a 237 square mile
service area. The wastewater is treated at GBMSD's water
reclamation facility. On average, about 30 million gallons of
wastewater are treated every day at GBMSD.
Brown County Recreational Water Monitoring
Since 1993 the Brown County Health Department and GBMSD have
conducted collaborative monitoring of some waters of Brown County
that are popularly used for water recreation. Monitoring is
conducted to assess the suitability of these waters for forms of
recreation including swimming, wading, water skiing, and
Effects of Zebra Mussels on Lower Green
Zebra mussels are not native to Green Bay or the Great Lakes. They
were accidentally introduced into the Great Lakes in the 1980s from
the ballast water ships from Europe. The first Zebra mussels
appeared in Green Bay in the 1990s. Since then, they have
established large populations throughout Green Bay.
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