DNR seeks public comment on project to improve Prairie du Chien drinking water

Dnr Seeks Public Comment On Project To Improve Prairie Du Chien Drinking Water

(City of Prairie du Chien webpage)

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on whether a Prairie du Chien project to improve the city’s drinking water needs an environmental review.

City officials applied for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program for a project that includes replacing lead service lines throughout the city.

Activities related to this project are considered minor under a chapter in the Wisconsin Administrative Code that indicates no environmental analysis is required, according to a DNR news release.

Although a federal requirement under the loan program calls for an environmental review, loan program administrators determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects, the release said.

That decision stipulated that no environmental review or analysis is needed before the project is funded, according to the news release. So the DNR is seeking comments from the public about the decision and potential environmental impacts of the project.

Submit comments by June 2 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
kevin.olson@wisconsin.gov or 608-234-2238

Based on the comments, the loan program might prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding, according to the DNR.