Bill would allow challenges to Wisconsin wellsState lawmakers have introduced a bill that allow anyone to challenge high-capacity wells.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers have introduced a bill that allow anyone to challenge high-capacity wells.
Under the Democratic-authored measure, anyone could file a petition for review of a high-capacity well if he or she can provide information showing the well is "reasonably probable" to harm surface waters.
Rep. Scott Gunderson, a Waterford Republican, says in a statement the bill would allow environmentalists to block wells, costing jobs.
The bill includes a number of other expansions to groundwater regulation, including requiring state commerce officials to develop standards for rainwater and laundry and dishwater systems in buildings and utility regulators to encourage water conservation.