Milwaukee takes action to reduce lead in water; critics say it is not enough

The city of Milwaukee, with more than 70,000 lead service lines, has taken several steps in the past year to lower residents’ exposure to lead in drinking water, but activists say the city has not done enough.

‘Regulatory vacuum’ exposes Wisconsin children to lead in drinking water at schools, day care centers

Gaps in federal drinking water standards enforced by the state leave numerous school and day care sites untested for lead in drinking water; numerous lead service lines remain.

Wisconsin schools, day care centers slated for lead service line removal under new DNR program

Eighteen communities in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, plan to replace lead lines leading to schools and day care centers. View the areas of the state where the work is planned.

Wisconsin DNR fails to update lead testing guidance in wake of Flint crisis

Nine months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warned against flushing water systems before testing for lead, the state Department of Natural Resources has not yet passed that advice on to public water systems in Wisconsin.

‘Strict’ pesticide rules fail to erase threat to Wisconsin’s drinking water

A 2007 survey of private drinking water wells found 1 out of 3 had pesticides or their breakdown chemicals; farm groups oppose push for tougher atrazine rules.