NEW Water News

E-News from NEW Water (Q3 2021)

September 29, 2021

NEW Water’s “effluent,” or water we discharge into the Fox River, is generally cleaner than the receiving water. We collect and treat an average of 41 million gallons a day from our two facilities. NEW Water is proud to be permit compliant for 18 years in a row. This sample of our effluent is from September 5.

Summer was not quite over yet when this sample was taken of the Fox River on September 5! Cyanobacteria, or blue green algae, can still bloom this time of year, causing the water to look green, especially on calm days. Cyanobacteria can be harmful to humans and animals from contact or consumption. Whenever you are planning any recreation near or on the water, be aware, and “When in doubt, stay out!”

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

Recycling in Brown County to prevent pollution

September 24, 2021

Recycling is an everyday action that helps prevent plastics from entering our waterways.

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Topics: News

STEAM Superheroes Camp

August 17, 2021

The partnership continues to help area youth protect our waters and become "Defenders of the Bay!"

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s the STEAM Superheroes! NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay (BGCGB) for an interactive 2021 Virtual STEAM Superheroes Camp, making this year the 6th year of educating, engaging, and inspiring area youth to care about our water. There was 31 area youth that became ‘Defenders of the Bay,’ learning important skills to help protect our precious water resources right here in Green Bay from the STEAM Superheroes “Commander CleanWater” and “Watershed Warrior.”

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Topics: STEAM


July 13, 2021

NEW Water’s response to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, NEW Water has modified its essential visitor/contractor procedures and will need to provide additional information prior to visiting NEW Water facilities. The form must be completed before any visitor can enter NEW Water operated facilities and properties. The NEW Water Virus Documentation Form is to be completed once per visit as long as their condition remains the same. Fill out the form here.

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Traveling exhibit brings plastic pollution awareness to Northeast Wisconsin

June 29, 2021


This summer, NEW Water is helping to promote an exciting exhibit which aligns with our vision: Protecting our most valuable resource, water.

Discover the connections between plastic waste and the wellbeing of marine life with Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a traveling exhibit coming to the Green Bay Botanical Garden that features eight larger-than-life sculptures of animals made from trash and debris washed up from bodies of water.

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E-News from NEW Water (Q2 2021)

June 29, 2021

Understanding our water

The journey to “Understanding Our Water,” is complex, exciting, and important! Learn how you can better understand what’s happening in the water, to help keep you and your family safe.

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

Enhancing green infrastructure

April 20, 2021

In honor of Earth Day, NEW Water will be planting 53 total trees at their facilities, 43 trees at the Green Bay facility and 10 trees at the De Pere facility. Trees planted will include five Crabapples, 15 Elms, 10 Hackberries, eight Kentucky Coffeetrees, nine London Planetrees, and six Oaks. 

Thank you to NEW Water staff for continuous work to help protect our most valuable resource, water. Special thanks to Mark Freberg, City of Green Bay Forester, for the assistance with the selection of tree species and sharing knowledge of proper planting techniques.  

Photo caption: Trees are being planted at NEW Water's Green Bay Facility. 

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E-News from NEW Water (Q1 2021)

April 7, 2021

Celebrating the 90th year of protecting our most valuable resource, water.

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

2020 Industrial Achievement Award

March 24, 2021

The 2020 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 2020.

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Poison Prevention Week

March 22, 2021

Start Your Spring Cleaning with Household Hazardous Waste

Each year over two million potential poisonings are reported nationwide, with nearly 90% of these occurring inside the home. With spring cleaning season fast approaching, local agencies and Brown County Resource Recovery want you to know about the proper disposal of common household hazardous materials during National Poison Prevention Week, March 21-27.

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