NEW Water News

In the news: Watershed efforts highlighted

January 19, 2024

Tilth Agronomy Talk Radio featured NEW Water to discuss its watershed efforts, as well as its mission, services, and the “half-time flush” phenomenon of home football games.

Check out the podcast, visit: Special Interview Episode: Jeff Smudde - Director of Environmental Programs for  NEW Water (www.tilthag.com)

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Topics: News

Basin Buzz features NEW Water

January 18, 2024

2024 Winter Basin Buzz Edition  - The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance's "Basin Buzz" features NEW Water’s efforts in the watershed were highlighted in two articles of the most recent issue of the Basin Buzz, a quarterly publication of the Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance. 

Check out a story about aerial seeding and a ribbon cutting ceremony, visit: The 2024 Winter KOF Basin Buzz Newsletter (www.fwwa.org)

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Topics: News

In the news: NEW Water is featured on Building Wisconsin TV

January 15, 2024

Article by: Building Wisconsin TV

Join host Stuart Keith as we catch up with the members of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400 in this episode of Building Wisconsin TV to take a closer look at the plumbing in waste water treatment plants. We’ll meet up with Local 400 Business Manager Doug Dokey to start the show and then head to the Heart of the Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant in Kaukauna, WI to meet District Director Brian Helminger along with Local 400 Plumbers Dave Poppe and Tyler Zeh from August Winter & Sons. We’ll then head a little north to Green Bay to visit the NEW Water treatment facility and meet up with Director of Operations Pat Wescott and then catch up with Local 400 Plumber Matt Heus from J.F. Ahern to learn about a technology being used in existing structures called Laser Scanning.

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Topics: News

E-News from NEW Water (Q4 2023)

December 29, 2023

Happy New Year from NEW Water!

Click the image to watch our "Critical Assets: Protecting Your Health, Every Day" video.

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

Ribbon Cutting for the “SHED”

December 12, 2023

NEW Water was in the news as a partner on the new S.H.E.D. (SHED) facility.

On November 15, representatives from the Oneida Nation, Outagamie County, Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance, and NEW Water gathered as partners to celebrate a ribbon cutting event of the Soil Health Education and Demonstration (SHED) facility. This 30-acre site serves as a central hub which includes a large shed to house innovative pieces of specialized equipment for farmers to try out, along with numerous demonstration plots. The partnership and facility are intended to encourage more sustainable agricultural practices such as continuous cover to improve soil structure, increase infiltration, minimize runoff and soil erosion, and sequester more carbon.

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Downtown Interceptors Renewal Project

December 4, 2023

NEW Water owns and operates many miles of underground pipes, including a series of larger, deeper pipes called an interceptor system, located throughout our service area. In downtown Green Bay, portions of this system have been in operation since the 1930s, and are in need of improvements in order to continue to function. These improvements are needed to revitalize aging infrastructure to protect public health and the environment. A Public Information Meeting (PIM) has been scheduled regarding the Downtown Interceptor Renewal Project, for 6:00 p.m. on December 4 at the Brown County Public Library, Central Branch.

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In the news: Students monitoring area waterways

October 27, 2023

October 2023 - Spectrum News featured our partnership with UWGB’s Student Monitoring Program, to help educate area youth about the importance of work in the watershed, to protect our most valuable resource, water.

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2023 NEW Water update meeting

October 18, 2023

NEW Water update meeting

NEW Water held a Municipal & Industrial partner update meeting on October 18, 2023 with topics including dye testing, Strategic Plan, Facility Plan, 2024 budget, Adaptive Management, Downtown Interceptor Renewal Project, and Public Service Announcements.

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In the news: Wisconsin wastewater initiative recognized for excellence

October 4, 2023

October 2023 - WBAY featured NEW Water for our participation in the COVID in wastewater study in Wisconsin, which has earned national attention for excellence.

Excerpts from WBAY story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: WI Covid Wastewater Surveillance Program recognized for excellence by CDC  (wbay.com)

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Topics: COVID-19, News


October 1, 2023

NEW Water’s response to COVID-19

NEW Water continues to participate in a wastewater study (scroll down this page to learn more). Check out this video to see sample collection at our facility. 

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