Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Press Release

Environmental Review For City Of Markesan Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

By - Oct 9th, 2020 01:03 pm

MADISON, Wis. – The City of Markesan is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system.

The project includes replacing aging water mains and all related accessories on Catherine Street from Main Street to S. High Street; on Bridge Street from Catherine Street to Charles Street; and on Main Street from St. Joseph to Charles Street.

Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required. However, in accordance with 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(s).

The SDWLP is soliciting public comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Written or verbal comments are encouraged. Provide comments to Kevin Olson, community financial assistance, Department of Natural Resources: CF/2 101 S. Webster St. P.O. Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707, or 608-266-9955 by Oct. 23, 2020.

Based on the comments received, the SDWLP may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the DNR’s consideration of the impacts of the project and reasonable alternatives.

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