NEW Water News

May 22nd Declared Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day

May 21, 2024

Wisconsin State Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed May 22 as Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day, in recognition for their critical role in public health, as well as the Wisconsin Wastewater Monitoring Program.

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E-news from NEW Water (Q1 2024)

March 29, 2024

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

2023 Industrial Achievement Award

March 28, 2024

The 2023 Industrial Achievement Award Winners

NEW Water congratulates the following businesses for receiving the Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards in recognition of consecutive years of full compliance with wastewater discharge standards and requirements for 2023.

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Annual data summary

March 27, 2024

NEW Water PFAS sample collection summary (Green Bay and De Pere Treatment facilities)

As part of our ongoing pollution prevention efforts, NEW Water voluntarily began sampling at its two treatment facilities in the spring of 2023. NEW Water is not currently subject to PFAS surface water criteria or monitoring requirements. After a Quality Assurance Review, an annual data summary has been compiled.

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Topics: PFAS

2024 NEW Water update meeting

March 22, 2024

NEW Water update meeting

NEW Water held an update meeting on March 21, with topics including Project Updates, 2025 budgeting, Clean Water Fund, and Emergency Response Mutual Aid.

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2024

March 18, 2024

2024 NEW Watershed Champion Award

The 2024 NEW Watershed Champion Award has been given to Lynn Terrien of the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (UWGB) Lower Fox River Monitoring Program.

“The waters of Wisconsin are critical to public health, our economy, and our way of life. We commend and celebrate Lynn’s continued efforts to encourage area youth to protect our most valuable resource, water,” said Tom Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District.

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Topics: World Water Day

National honors for NEW Water

February 21, 2024

NEW Water was honored with a 2024 Public Information & Education Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for its initiative, “Planning for the Future in Northeast Wisconsin,” a robust communications and education program plan and implementation regardingcritical infrastructure upgrades.

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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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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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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