DNR seeks public comment on Wisconsin Rapids Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
For the City Times
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the city of Wisconsin Rapids is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP), to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system.
The project includes the replacement of lead service lines throughout the city of Wisconsin Rapids.
Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required; however, following the SDWLP federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project.
“The SDWLP has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects, and no further environmental review or analysis is needed before proceeding with funding the project,” a DNR release stated.
The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Submit comments by May 31 to: Department of Natural Resources, c/o Kevin Olson, Community Financial Assistance, CF/2, 101 S Webster St., P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707; or contact 608-234-2238 or Kevin.Olson@wisconsin.gov.