Walker Signs High-Capacity Well Legislation

(WRN) Governor Scott Walker has signed legislation on high
capacity wells. That means owners of high capacity wells will be able to avoid
having their permits reviewed when they repair, re-drill, or sell their
property. The bills authors say it gives agricultural producers needed
certainty on access to groundwater. The bill also requires the DNR to complete
a hydrologic study in central Wisconsin
to evaluate the extent to which existing and potential groundwater withdrawals
are impacting lakes and streams.