NEW Water News

NEW Water Honored in Photo Contest

April 26, 2022

Ben Young, NEW Water’s Watershed Specialist, has received second place for his drone photograph in the Dutchman Creek watershed, image above, in the 2022 Green Bay Conservation Partners Multi-Media Contest.

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'Newsmaker Sunday' features NEW Water

April 18, 2022

NEW Water looking to renovate Brown Co. Facilities 

WFRV 'Newsmaker Sunday' (April 2022) - Tom Zalaski, WFRV, featured NEW Water's Executive Director, Tom Sigmund, to talk about the mission, vision, and NEW Water's essential services to our community.  

Excerpts from the WFRV story are found below. To watch or read the full interview, please visit: WFRV 'Newsmaker Sunday' (www.wearegreenbay.com) 

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E-News from NEW Water (Q1 2022)

March 31, 2022

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Local industries lauded 

NEW Water applauds local industries, which received Significant Industrial User Awards for achieving permit compliance! Thank you industries for doing your part to protect Wisconsin’s waters! 

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

2021 Industrial Achievement Award

March 23, 2022

The 2021 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 2021.

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World Water Day & Water Champion 2022

March 22, 2022

Congratulations, Dr. Day!The Green Bay Water Utility and NEW Water are proud to present the 2022 Water Champion Award to: Dr. Harold "Jack" Day! 

(Green Bay – March 22) Longtime advocate and educator Dr. Harold ‘Jack’ Day is named this year’s Water Champion by the Green Bay Water Utility and NEW Water.

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Topics: World Water Day

NEW Water Testifies Before Senate on Critical EPA Clean Water Funding Tool

March 16, 2022

Funding helps protect public health and the waters of Wisconsin

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Allotment Formula Under Review

(Washington, DC) – On March 16, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard testimony from public clean water utility members of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) during the Committee’s hearing, “Oversight of the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Formula”. Among those called to testify were members of the NACWA Board of Directors -- Tom Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water in Green Bay, Wisconsin and NACWA’s Vice President, and Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, CEO of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in Cleveland, Ohio.

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February 22, 2022

NEW Water’s response to COVID-19

NEW Water continues to participate in a wastewater study (scroll down this page to learn more). Check out this video to see sample collection at our facility. 

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Riparian habitat improvements in the watershed

February 14, 2022

Riparian habitat improvements in the watershed of Ashwaubenon and Dutchman Creeks (ACDC)

With the assistance of a $215,000 Lower Fox River/Green Bay Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) grant from the Fox River Trustee Council awarded in December 2021, over the next three years NEW Water will address water quality, riparian and instream habitat fragmentation, and degraded aquatic habitat by restoring 1,200-1,500 feet of riparian corridors in Ashwaubenon Creek and Dutchman Creek (ACDC). Activities will include in-stream debris removal, selective tree thinning, invasive plant removal, adding in-stream habitat for fish and wildlife, planting of desirable tree species, and seeding the floodplain with native seed mix where there is a lack of quality herbaceous vegetation.

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NEW Water's Silver Creek Project highlighted

February 3, 2022

Silver Creek Project highlighted  

February 2022 Edition - An article in “Insight on Business” featured NEW Water's Silver Creek Project. 

Excerpts from the Insight on Business story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: Protecting assets - Page 30  |  e-Edition   |   Insight on Business  (www.insightonbusiness.com)

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Basin Buzz features NEW Water

February 1, 2022

A collaborative approach to improving the region's water quality 

2022 Winter Basin Buzz Edition - The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance’s “Basin Buzz” featured NEW Water’s watershed work in Ashwaubenon and Dutchman Creek.

Excerpts from the Basin Buzz story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: The 2022 Winter LFR Basin Buzz - Print Version.pdf (www.fwwa.org)

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