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E-News from NEW Water (Q3 2020)

October 1, 2020

Q3 2020 The Wave

Silver Creek Cover CropNEW Watershed Program field walks

With fall comes the beginning of field walks in the watershed! The NEW Watershed Program team will ascertain soil health, field conditions, and conservation needs to improve the watershed and our local waters.

Learn more about our NEW Watershed Program

NACWA Peak Performance AwardsRecognition for NEW Water from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)

NEW Water has earned two Platinum Peak Performance Awards from NACWA for 100% permit compliance for 17 consecutive years at its Green Bay Facility, and for 8 consecutive years at its De Pere Facility. NEW Water will be acknowledged during a virtual Awards Ceremony on October 28.

STEM Superhero Garbage Picking 4STEM Superhero Garbage Picking 2Boys & Girls Club STEM superheroes camp

In August, we continued our valued partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay by doing a virtual version of our annual STEM Superheroes Camp! Students watched a new video featuring the water "Superheroes" and "Villains," then participated in an on-site trash pickup at the Club. Club Teachers tied in educational materials from NEW Water to explain how picking up trash helps protect our area waters. 

Congratulations to the new "Defenders of the Bay!"

Read more about this year's camp

Goal Achiever Award for NEW Water

NEW Water has received a "Goal Achiever" Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for saving energy. Check out the short video produced by the DOE that highlights our Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy, or R2E2, facility.

Learn more about how NEW Water saves energy

2020 FloodingPartnering for water

Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, an East River Resiliency Plan will be developed to help understand complex flooding, water quality issues, and to find watershed-scale solutions; NEW Water will join partners Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Nature Conservancy on the initiative.
Learn more about the initiative

Learn more about the initiative

What is a freshwater estuary?

The last week of September marks National Estuary Week ~ and we've got one in Green Bay. Green Bay is the largest freshwater estuary in the world ~ but what is that, exactly?

Congratulations, Dr. John Katers!

NEW Water’s longtime partner in water from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Dr. John Katers, has been awarded the prestigious Bill Boyle Educator of the Year Award by the Central States Water Environment Association. NEW Water nominated Dr. Katers for this award, and he is very deserving of the honor.

Learn more about the award

Municipal customer meeting

NEW Water held a meeting on September 10, with topics including budget, the U.S. Department of Energy award, and Facilities Plan.

See the presentation

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