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Statewide groundwater quality to be task force’s focus

WISCONSIN – A report of contaminated well water test samples in Southwest Wisconsin recently produced a flurry of reactions locally and in Madison.

The first round of well water sampling results in the ambitious Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology Study (SWIGG), were released on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Those results showed that 42 percent of 301 randomly selected wells tested in Iowa, Grant and Lafayette counties exceed federal health standards for bacteria that can come from animal or human waste, or for nitrates that can come from fertilizer.

In response to the contaminated well…

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