NEW Water News

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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Congressional Record Presentation

September 1, 2023

On September 1, 2023, Congressman Mike Gallagher (8th District) honored NEW Water Executive Director Tom Sigmund with a Congressional Record Presentation.

Above photo caption, left to right: Congressman Gallagher; Wisconsin Sen. Rob Cowles; Tom Sigmund, NEW Water Executive Director; Mike Grimm, The Nature Conservancy; Wisconsin Rep. Joel Kitchens.

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Topics: News

Biosolids & Resource Recovery

August 9, 2023

How does NEW Water deal with biosolids? By viewing it as a resource to be recovered, rather than something to dispose.

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Topics: resource recovery, sustainability

Sewer Services Bill

June 29, 2023

How much do I pay for NEW Water’s services?

For the 2023 budget, a typical family cost for NEW Water’s services increased from 2022 by about 6.1% to $24.40 per month*. This NEW Water service you are paying for allows you to flush the toilet, take a shower, do dishes, do the laundry, and wash your hands whenever you like, day or night, every day of the year.

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E-News from NEW Water (Q2 2023)

June 27, 2023

The 2022 Annual Report showcases highlights of our journey throughout the year to ultimately protect our most valuable resource, water.

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

2023 STEAM Superheroes Camp

June 27, 2023

Continued partnership to help area youth protect our waters


For the 8th year of the STEAM Superheroes Camp, NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay (BGCGB) and the Einstein Project to inspire area youth to care about our most valuable resource, water with interactive, educational, and hands-on activities.

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Topics: STEM Superheroes, STEAM

The Press Times features NEW Water

April 25, 2023

“NEW Water uses innovative approach to reach DNR limits”

April 22, 2023- The Press Times covered our organization’s cost-effective approach to permit compliance, through Adaptive Management. This approach will also achieve greater environmental gain for generations to come. 

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Topics: News

Collecting (near) real-time data in the Bay of Green Bay

April 19, 2023

NEW Water is excited to bring two long-term monitoring stations into a new era of (near) real-time data collection.

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April 4, 2023

In efforts to better understand this emerging contaminant, NEW Water initiated sampling at its Green Bay and De Pere facilities in March. NEW Water is working with a consultant on sampling method techniques, and to review the data. The data will be published on the NEW Water website on an annual basis after QA/QC (quality assurance / quality control). NEW Water is continuing to collaborate with industries on pollution prevention strategies, to more cost effectively address PFAS through source reduction. NEW Water will continue to monitor legislative and regulatory changes.

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Topics: PFAS

E-News from NEW Water (Q1 2023)

March 31, 2023

10 things to know about NEW Water

We are proud to provide cost-effective services that protect public health and our precious Wisconsin waters, every day.

Learn 10 things to know about NEW Water >>


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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter