E-News from NEW Water (Q4 2023)

December 29, 2023
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Holiday Card 2023

Happy New Year from NEW Water!

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U.S. Army Reserve Tour 12.9.2023

Honoring Our Troops!

NEW Water is proud to have hosted the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion of the U.S. Army Reserve for coming to tour NEW Water. NEW Water salutes the Battalion for their service, and for learning more about how our utility serves the community.

Interested in taking a tour? Sign-up for a tour >> 

NEWWater-BaySunrise-070120-7-12024 Budget

For 2024, the NEW Water Commission has adopted a $51.6 million budget to ensure that critical resources are available to continue the essential service to more than 238,000 residents, as well as businesses, industries, and visitors in Northeast Wisconsin. 

Learn more >>

Interceptor_History_GBMSDDowntown Interceptors Renewal Project

NEW Water owns and operates many miles of underground pipes, including a series of larger, deeper pipes called an interceptor system, located throughout our service area. In downtown Green Bay, portions of this system have been in operation since the 1930s, and are in need of improvements in order to continue to function. 

Learn more about this important project to revitalize aging infrastructure to protect public health and environment >>

WBAY_COVID_10.4.2023_ScreengrabWisconsin Wastewater Initiative Recognized for Excellence

NEW Water was an early partner in this initiative to better understand COVID-19 in wastewater, which has received national accolades from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

NEW Water was interviewed by WBAY, see the story >>

spectrumStudent Monitoring Area Waterways

NEW Water partners with UWGB’s Student Monitoring Program, to help educate area youth about the importance of work in the watershed, to protect our most valuable resource, water. 

Learn more about this partnership >>

Building WI TV_Behind the Scences_2023Telling Our Story

Building Wisconsin TV filmed at our Green Bay Facility on October 17 for their 'Plumbing in Waste Water Treatment Plants' segment, featuring our Director of Operations, Pat Wescott. These segments will also be aired on the weekends on NBC26. 

Check out the segment >> 

SHED_Opening-7Soil Health Education and Demonstration (SHED) Facility

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for this facility, in partnership with the Oneida Nation, NEW Water, and many other partners collaborating to improve area waterways. The partnerships and facility are intended to encourage more sustainable agricultural practices such as continuous cover to improve soil structure, increase infiltration, minimize runoff and soil erosion, and sequester more carbon. 

Learn more >>

Fall Fest_2023Pollution Prevention & Fall Fest

On October 7, NEW Water participated in the annual Fall Fest on Broadway which was held at Leicht Memorial Park in downtown Green Bay. The inclusive, community and family friendly event was well attended with many visitors to NEW Water’s booth. NEW Water leveraged the opportunity to recruit new pollution prevention “Flush Fighters,” who pledge to “not treat their toilet like a trash can” to better protect our community’s shared sanitary sewer system. “Mario” the plumber also came out to visit and talk about preventing backups with Public Affairs & Education Specialist Erin Collar.

Aerial view of NEW Water Facility

What's New at NEW Water

A NEW Water update meeting was held on October 18, with topics including dye testing, Strategic Plan, Facility Plan, 2024 budget, Adaptive Management, Downtown Interceptor Renewal Project, and Public Service Announcements. See the presentation >>

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