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COVID-19

January 13, 2021

NEW Water’s response to COVID-19

Our utility remains closed to the public throughout the pandemic. Meanwhile, we continue to follow all safety precautions as recommended by Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Brown County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control by enforcing masking, physical distancing, additional cleaning and disinfection measures, in order to keep our staff safe, so that we can continue to serve our community around the clock.

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PFAS: NEW Water enhances pollution minimization efforts in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, wastewater utilities, and water coalition

January 12, 2021

To address this emerging contaminant, NEW Water will be looking to partner with area industries and stakeholders in the future. “NEW Water supports pollution prevention initiatives to protect our most valuable resource, water,” said Tom Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water. “By partnering to minimize PFAS at its sources, we can better serve our community by finding cost-effective solutions to protect the environment and public health.”

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E-News from NEW Water (Q4 2020)

December 30, 2020

Green Bay's NBC-26 featured NEW Water’s #LoveYourWatershed initiative, highlighting the importance of doing your part to care for area waters. See the story here.

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

NEW Water's 'out of sight' essential workers in the news

December 29, 2020

WBAY featured NEW Water's 'out of sight' essential workers in the news, highlighting the unseen workers protecting our most valuable resource, water.

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Topics: News

10 things to know about NEW Water

December 17, 2020

What happens after you flush the toilet? It’s a service you use every day, but probably never think about. NEW Water’s dedicated staff are at work 24-7-365 to ensure the safety and security of this vital community service, which protects public health, the environment, and the economy. Here are “10 Things to Know” about this utility which proudly provides cost-effective services for Northeast Wisconsin.

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Healing Our Waters featured NEW Water's R2E2 story

December 14, 2020

Waste Into Fuel: A Water Infrastructure Success in Green Bay

Story re-posted from Healing Our Waters Website.

Communities across the Great Lakes are struggling with aging drinking and waste water infrastructure that is vital to providing safe drinking water, and nonstop wastewater treatment services that protect public health.

Thanks to federally funded programs such as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), communities that struggle with aging water infrastructure can get low-interest or no-interest loans and even loan forgiveness to upgrade these systems and protect communities and habitats over the long term.

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Topics: News

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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