The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources today announced the city of Wausau is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The project includes replacing lead service lines throughout Wausau.
Activities related to this project are minor actions for which no environmental analysis is required; however, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project, according to federal guideines.
Officials say 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.
The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Submit comments by May 28, 2021 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
Phone: 608-234-2238 or Email: Kevin.Olson@wisconsin.gov
Based on the comments received, the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the DNR’s consideration of the project’s impacts and reasonable alternatives.