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NEW Water's #LoveYourWatershed initiative in the news

November 24, 2020

NBC-26 featured NEW Water’s #LoveYourWatershed initiative is in the news this week, highlighting the importance of doing your part to care for area waters.

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Topics: News

World Toilet Day

November 19, 2020

Mark your calendars!

Did you know that not everyone has access to proper sanitation?

  • 2 billion people in the world live without a safe toilet

  • The United Nations designated November 19 as “World Toilet Day” to call attention to this issue

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NEW Water recognized for continued operational excellence

October 28, 2020

Statement from National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) CEO applauds award winners’ dedication to operational excellence

(Washington, D.C.) – On October 28, in a live presentation ceremony recorded in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) presented NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District with one of this year’s NACWA Peak Performance Awards. This annual award is presented to honorees who have achieved excellence in operational performance and permit compliance.

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Enhancing green infrastructure

October 15, 2020

A win for water: U.S. Forest Service funds 2,700 trees for Northeast Wisconsin

NEW Water will work with partners to plant trees, to prevent an estimated 160,000 gallons of runoff per year

NEW Water has received $171,122 to work with municipal partners and the Oneida Nation to plant trees to enhance green infrastructure in its service area. NEW Water will work with Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, De Pere, Green Bay, Howard, Ledgeview, and Oneida Nation to plant 2,700 trees.

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E-News from NEW Water (Q3 2020)

October 1, 2020

NEW Watershed Program field walks

With fall comes the beginning of field walks in the watershed! The NEW Watershed Program team will ascertain soil health, field conditions, and conservation needs to improve the watershed and our local waters.

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

STEM Superheroes Camp continues!

July 15, 2020

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay and NEW Water partner to help area youth become "Defenders of the Bay"


This week, area youth will become ‘Defenders of the Bay,’ learning important skills to help protect our precious water resources right here in Green Bay. NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay for the 2020 STEM Superheroes Camp, making this year the 5th year of educating, engaging, and inspiring area youth to care about our water.

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Topics: STEM Superheroes

East River Resiliency Plan

July 8, 2020

2020 Coastal Management Program Grant

Governor Tony Evers has announced $1.5 million in grants for Wisconsin’s coastal communities through the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP). NEW Water is honored to have received a one year, $52,120 grant for the East River Resiliency project, which includes subawards for Sea Grant and The Nature Conservancy. Learn more about the East River Resiliency project below.

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Watershed Program Grant

July 1, 2020

Partnering for water

“Dead zones” and blue-green algae impair waterways throughout Northeast Wisconsin, from Lake Winnebago all the way to the bay of Green Bay, and beyond.  Excess levels of phosphorus and sediment running off the land from a variety of sources are contributing to this problem.

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E-News from NEW Water (Q2 2020)

June 30, 2020

COVID-19 in wastewater study

NEW Water is proud to partner with UW-Milwaukee on a study testing for COVID-19 in wastewater.


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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

COVID-19 in wastewater study

June 30, 2020

NEW Water statement - COVID-19 in wastewater

June 2020  -  NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, is one of several wastewater treatment plants across the state providing researchers at UW-Milwaukee with weekly “influent” samples ~ or “raw” wastewater samples ~ for SARS-CoV-2 sewage surveillance. Wastewater monitoring holds the potential to be an indicator or an early warning system for increases in cases of COVID-19 within a municipality. Sewage surveillance will allow researchers to follow trends and alert public health officials if there is an increase in the virus measured in wastewater.

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