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Dreir to host Groundwater Listening Sessions: More Dates Announced

Stevens Point, WI (October 14, 2014) – Portage County

Executive Patty Dreier continues to host Groundwater Listening Sessions through October and new dates for November through February sessions are announced. Again, the listening sessions focus on the topics of groundwater quantity and quality. Any interested individuals are encouraged to attend. The final session on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, will provide a summary of all previous nine sessions.

Inputs about groundwater issues and opportunities will be gathered at each session following a basic groundwater and surface water education presentation that will relate to  the unique local water situation in the vicinity of each listening session. Following this series of listening sessions, the ideas gathered will be published in a summary report and considered as a foundation for action strategy development in Portage County’s Groundwater Management Plan which is currently under revision.

The County Executive is seeking to build a common understanding through this listening series. Her aim is to help facilitate development of a shared vision related to groundwater stewardship that balances interests and addresses issues today while ensuring healthy water resources for years to come and for everyone.

Free nitrate water testing will be available at every listening session for those who bring a pint of cold water in a clean container. Test results will be shared privately following each session along with follow-up tests that may be recommended.

Wednesday, October 22 – Town of Plover from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the Town of
Plover Hall, 5081 Hoover Avenue, Plover, WI
Wednesday, October 29 – Town of Dewey from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the Town of
Dewey Hall, 430 Dewey Drive, Stevens Point, WI Page 2 of 2
Monday, November 10 – Town of Lanark from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the Town of
Lanark Hall, 7174 County Road TT, Amherst
Tuesday, December 2 – Grant Elementary School, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the
Cafeteria, 8511 County Rd WW, Wisconsin Rapids
Tuesday, December 9 – Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative from 6:30 PM – 8:00
PM in the Community Room, 10401 Lystul Road, Rosholt
Tuesday, January 13 – Portage County Public Library from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the
Pinery Room, 1001 Main Street, Stevens Point
Wednesday, February 4 – Portage County Annex Building from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in
Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point

Executive Dreier hosts listening sessions in the NE, NW, SW, and SE regions of the County to gather input and address local concerns. For more info or to share broad visions for Portage County’s future related to groundwater or any other issue, please contact the Executive’s Office at 715-346-1997 or email [email protected].

Media Release
For more information: County Executive Patty Dreier, 715/346-1997 [email protected]


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