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Why NEW Water selected Adaptive Management for permit compliance

December 13, 2021

NEWWater.SilverReMeander-sqAs a wastewater utility, NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and is committed to meeting permit obligations on behalf of the communities it serves. With the health of area waters being essential for a thriving economy, as well as public health, the WDNR recognized that more meaningful water quality improvements could be made at a lower cost, and more environmental gain, if nonpoint sources and point sources were to partner together. In addition to treatment alternatives, they offer an alternative compliance option known as Adaptive Management, which in some cases, is a more economical approach that can yield greater environmental gain. As stewards of Northeastern Wisconsin’s water and financial resources, NEW Water has selected Adaptive Management as its permit compliance option.

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