NEW Water News

Ribbon Cutting for the “SHED”

December 12, 2023

NEW Water was in the news as a partner on the new S.H.E.D. (SHED) facility.

On November 15, representatives from the Oneida Nation, Outagamie County, Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance, and NEW Water gathered as partners to celebrate a ribbon cutting event of the Soil Health Education and Demonstration (SHED) facility. This 30-acre site serves as a central hub which includes a large shed to house innovative pieces of specialized equipment for farmers to try out, along with numerous demonstration plots. The partnership 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.

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Downtown Interceptors Renewal Project

December 4, 2023

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. These improvements are needed to revitalize aging infrastructure to protect public health and the environment. A Public Information Meeting (PIM) has been scheduled regarding the Downtown Interceptor Renewal Project, for 6:00 p.m. on December 4 at the Brown County Public Library, Central Branch.

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In the news: Students monitoring area waterways

October 27, 2023

October 2023 - Spectrum News featured our partnership 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.

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2023 NEW Water update meeting

October 18, 2023

NEW Water update meeting

NEW Water held a Municipal & Industrial partner update meeting on October 18, 2023 with topics including dye testing, Strategic Plan, Facility Plan, 2024 budget, Adaptive Management, Downtown Interceptor Renewal Project, and Public Service Announcements.

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In the news: Wisconsin wastewater initiative recognized for excellence

October 4, 2023

October 2023 - WBAY featured NEW Water for our participation in the COVID in wastewater study in Wisconsin, which has earned national attention for excellence.

Excerpts from WBAY story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: WI Covid Wastewater Surveillance Program recognized for excellence by CDC  (wbay.com)

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Topics: COVID-19, News


October 1, 2023

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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E-News from NEW Water (Q3 2023)

September 29, 2023

Congressional Record Presentation

NEW Water Executive Director Tom Sigmund was honored in a Congressional Record Presentation ceremony on September 1, 2023, at Green Isle Park, held by Congressman Mike Gallagher. Sigmund was recognized by Congressman Gallagher for his service to NEW Water, as President of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the clean water sector. Learn more >>  

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Congratulations, UWGB!

September 28, 2023

Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) for receiving the CTIA Wireless Foundation Climate Changemaker Award.

This initiative allows UWGB to build their network of buoys in area waters, joining other partners who share their data with the Great Lakes Observatory System (GLOS). Currently, three entities have buoys in the Bay of Green Bay: UWGB, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as NEW Water, which has two buoys as part of its Aquatic Monitoring Program, which helps inform permit compliance.

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Sustain the Bay Award

September 28, 2023

July 19, 2023 - NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, has received a $1,000 award from the Sustain the Bay Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. This award will be used to print and install a large, full-color sign on the Soil Health Education and Demonstration (SHED) facility that is located on 30 acres of Oneida Nation tribal lands in the Town of Oneida in Outagamie County.

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Enhancing green infrastructure

September 27, 2023

A second grant for trees for Northeast Wisconsin

NEW Water has been awarded a second grant from the U.S. Forest Service under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to plant nearly 1,900 trees. The effort supports water quality improvements by helping to capture stormwater runoff. Learn more about runoff here >>

Funding will be passed through to communities in NEW Water’s service area including Brown County, Allouez, Bellevue, De Pere, Green Bay, Hobart, Howard, Ledgeview, and Pulaski. In 2020, NEW Water received a grant to plant 1,700 trees.

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