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Recycling in Brown County to prevent pollution

September 24, 2021

NEW Water is continuing to help to promote an exciting exhibit which aligns with our vision: Protecting our most valuable resource, water.

Discover the connections between plastic waste and the well being of marine life with Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a traveling exhibit currently at the Green Bay Botanical Garden that features eight larger-than-life sculptures of animals made from trash and debris washed up from bodies of water. The exhibit is open during the Botanical Garden’s regular hours of operation of 9 am–6:30 pm until September 26, so make sure to check it out before it's gone! 

The Washed Ashore exhibit includes sculptures with have educational signs highlighting facts about each animal, how plastic affects their environment and well being, and everyday actions that can help make a difference.

Photo credit: Green Bay Botanical Garden.


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NEW Water update meeting

September 22, 2021

Inflow & Infiltration workshop

Learn more about Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) and see the Inflow & Infiltration Workshop presentation.

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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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COVID-19

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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Traveling exhibit brings plastic pollution awareness to Northeast Wisconsin

June 29, 2021

 

This summer, NEW Water is helping to promote an exciting exhibit which aligns with our vision: Protecting our most valuable resource, water.

Discover the connections between plastic waste and the wellbeing of marine life with Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a traveling exhibit coming to the Green Bay Botanical Garden that features eight larger-than-life sculptures of animals made from trash and debris washed up from bodies of water.

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Enhancing green infrastructure

April 20, 2021

In honor of Earth Day, NEW Water will be planting 53 total trees at their facilities, 43 trees at the Green Bay facility and 10 trees at the De Pere facility. Trees planted will include five Crabapples, 15 Elms, 10 Hackberries, eight Kentucky Coffeetrees, nine London Planetrees, and six Oaks. 

Thank you to NEW Water staff for continuous work to help protect our most valuable resource, water. Special thanks to Mark Freberg, City of Green Bay Forester, for the assistance with the selection of tree species and sharing knowledge of proper planting techniques.  

Photo caption: Trees are being planted at NEW Water's Green Bay Facility. 

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2020 Industrial Achievement Award

March 24, 2021

The 2020 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 2020.

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Poison Prevention Week

March 22, 2021

Start Your Spring Cleaning with Household Hazardous Waste

Each year over two million potential poisonings are reported nationwide, with nearly 90% of these occurring inside the home. With spring cleaning season fast approaching, local agencies and Brown County Resource Recovery want you to know about the proper disposal of common household hazardous materials during National Poison Prevention Week, March 21-27.

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2021

March 22, 2021

NEW Water "breaks tradition" and honors Nancy Quirk of Green Bay Water with NEW Watershed Champion Award

Green Bay Water Utility was first in the nation to remove lead service lines

(GREEN BAY – March 22) The 8th annual NEW Watershed Champion ceremony has broken tradition.

Nancy Quirk, P.E., General Manager of the Green Bay Water Utility, was honored in a surprise virtual call by Tom Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water, and Kathryn Hasselblad, President of the NEW Water Commission, and Commissioner for Green Bay Water Utility. For the past seven years, the two utilities have jointly given this award to a community member for their efforts to improve area waters.

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Wisconsin Water Week featuring NEW Water

March 8, 2021

Inaugural Wisconsin Water Week to feature “Brave Blue World” film followed by discussion “Wicked Water Challenges in Wisconsin”

NEW Water participating in panel discussion following film, moderated by Water Environment Federation President Lynn Broaddus.

As part of the inaugural Wisconsin Water Week, the documentary “Brave Blue World” will be shown, which highlights global advancements in water, and features commentary from leading scientists, engineers, as well as actor Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org. The film will be followed by a panel discussion called “Wicked Water Challenges in Wisconsin,” hosted by Lynn Broaddus, President of the Water Environment Federation.

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