Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Press Release

Environmental Review For Village Of Muscoda Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

By - Oct 12th, 2020 02:31 pm

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

The primary objective of the project is the construction of a new well and abandonment of the old well. Existing substandard hydrants, valves and water services within the right-of-way will also be replaced as part of the proposed construction. Additionally, the project includes replacing deficient water mains on Second Street, Maple Street and in the alley between Wisconsin Avenue and Second 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. 26, 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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