We celebrated the 90th year of protecting our most valuable resource, water.
Green Bay Packaging Water Reuse System
Brown County, the City of Green Bay, Green Bay Packaging, and NEW Water announced on November 2 that a first-of-its-kind, circular reclaimed water system at the company’s new paper mill is now online. The initiative supports economic development and is a showcase in community partnership for sustainability.
2022 Adopted Budget
The NEW Water Commission has passed a 2022 budget to ensure continued reliability of essential services to protect public health and the region’s water environment. The budget includes a Facility Plan to ensure future needs are met, and a capital build for long-term rate stability. The 2022 budget reflects a 2.5% increase in total expenses over the 2021 budget.
Want to learn more about NEW Water’s billing process? Watch this video on how NEW Water calculates bills.
Cost-Effective Permit Compliance
NEW Water is adopting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s alternative compliance option known as Adaptive Management, a more cost-effective approach to meeting permit obligations, which also yields greater environmental gain.
A celebratory launch of the NEW Watershed Program was held on October 20.
Planning for the Future: Facility Plan
To continue to support economic development, population growth, and public health, NEW Water is preparing a Facility Plan, a comprehensive look at process needs over the next 20 years. The Plan addresses condition, performance and capacity gaps, develops infrastructure improvement packages, and evaluates project prioritization and cost impacts.
NEW Water strategically plans and manages finances, to ensure we meet our commitment to permit compliance while managing rate stability. NEW Water also implements cost-saving measures including producing up to 50% of our electricity needs for our Green Bay Facility utilizing biogas; Lean Processes to enhance efficiency; and secures grants and low-cost Clean Water Fund loans. Due to sound financial operations, NEW Water maintains an AAA bond rating.
Agricultural Wetland Restorations in the Watersheds
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).
Together We Can Protect One Water!
Collaboration among numerous stakeholders is essential so that together we can protect "One Water."
What's New at NEW Water
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We are proud to serve Northeast Wisconsin and we invite you to learn more! Here are 10 things to know about NEW Water, and this critical service which protects the economy, environment, and public health.