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Tranel Reacts To SWIGG Results

The most recent results from the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology study found that waste from humans and livestock is contributing to well water contamination in that region of the state. 35 private wells were tested for disease and non-disease-causing microorganisms. 32 of those wells showed evidence of fecal contamination from humans, cattle and swine. State Assemblyman Travis Tranel of Cuba City says of the 35 contaminated wells that were tested, 30 of them had human waste in them, compared to 17 cattle and 5 swine contaminated wells. The SWIGG study results were presented to the Grant County Conservation and Sanitation Zoning Committee last week by a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Three more rounds of private well samplings have been scheduled.

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