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Wisconsin DNR Asking for Comments on Safe Drinking Water Loan Program in Elkhorn

In a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, they announced that the city of Elkhorn is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to improve its public drinking water system. The project includes the replacement of lead service lines throughout the city of Elkhorn.

Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required. However, following the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project. The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program 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. The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project by May 6. Comments can be made via mail 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

Comments can also be made via e-mailed to or by calling 608-234-2238. 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.

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