NEW Water News

Agricultural wetland restorations in the watersheds

November 11, 2021

NEW Water has received a Midwest Region Coastal Program grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore at least eight acres of historical wetlands on agricultural land in the watersheds of Ashwaubenon Creek and Dutchman Creek (ACDC). This project sits at the intersection of water quality improvements and habitat restoration benefits, as it proposes to capture sediment and reduce nutrient loading within ACDC, while improving habitat quality for marsh birds and shorebirds. Restored wetlands will be designed with native grasses, pollinator habitat, and extended buffers around each basin. The goal of this effort is not to take agricultural land out of production, but to find the balance of a healthy productive ecosystem from the perspective of water quality, agriculture, and habitat.

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Water Reuse Project launched! Innovative approach to sustainability for Northeast Wisconsin

November 3, 2021

Unique circular reclaimed water system online at Green Bay Packaging Paper Mill

Brown County, the City of Green Bay, Green Bay Packaging, and NEW Water are happy to announce that a first-of-its-kind, circular reclaimed water system at the new Green Bay Packaging Paper Mill is now online.

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Topics: News

A collaborative approach to improving the region’s water quality

October 27, 2021

Improving impaired waterways of Green Bay through a regional approach is now part of a new, large-scale water quality improvement program which was publicly launched on October 20, 2021 by NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District. 

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NEW Water update meeting

October 21, 2021

NEW Water update meeting

NEW Water held an update meeting on October 21 with topics including Adaptive Management launch, Inflow & Infiltration, “Unflushables,” and more.

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NEW Water launches adaptive management program to improve the region’s water quality

October 20, 2021

(Green Bay, WI) Improving impaired waterways of Green Bay through a regional approach is the goal of a new, large-scale water quality improvement program publicly launched today by NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District.

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Raking up leaves

October 14, 2021

What gets in our water when fall is in the air?

October 2021 - WBAY featured NEW Water highlighting the importance raking leaves has on the environment, which can be a fun activity you do with your kids or partner. Cleaning storm drains by raking leaves out of the way can create safer water for us and the local wildlife.

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Topics: News

E-News from NEW Water (Q3 2021)

September 29, 2021

NEW Water’s “effluent,” or water we discharge into the Fox River, is generally cleaner than the receiving water. We collect and treat an average of 41 million gallons a day from our two facilities. NEW Water is proud to be permit compliant for 18 years in a row. This sample of our effluent is from September 5.

Summer was not quite over yet when this sample was taken of the Fox River on September 5! Cyanobacteria, or blue green algae, can still bloom this time of year, causing the water to look green, especially on calm days. Cyanobacteria can be harmful to humans and animals from contact or consumption. Whenever you are planning any recreation near or on the water, be aware, and “When in doubt, stay out!”

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

Recycling in Brown County to prevent pollution

September 24, 2021

Recycling is an everyday action that helps prevent plastics from entering our waterways.

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Topics: News

STEAM Superheroes Camp

August 17, 2021

The partnership continues to help area youth protect our waters and become "Defenders of the Bay!"

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s the STEAM Superheroes! NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay (BGCGB) for an interactive 2021 Virtual STEAM Superheroes Camp, making this year the 6th year of educating, engaging, and inspiring area youth to care about our water. There was 31 area youth that became ‘Defenders of the Bay,’ learning important skills to help protect our precious water resources right here in Green Bay from the STEAM Superheroes “Commander CleanWater” and “Watershed Warrior.”

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Topics: STEAM


July 13, 2021

NEW Water’s response to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, NEW Water has modified its essential visitor/contractor procedures and will need to provide additional information prior to visiting NEW Water facilities. The form must be completed before any visitor can enter NEW Water operated facilities and properties. The NEW Water Virus Documentation Form is to be completed once per visit as long as their condition remains the same. Fill out the form here.

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