Bloomer applies for environmental review for drinking water project

MADISON, Wis. – The City of Bloomer is an applicant for funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system.
The projects primarily include the replacement of lead service lines throughout the City of Bloomer.
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 SDWLP federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project. The SDWLP has determined 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 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. PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The comment submission deadline is Jan. 26, 2021.
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 project's impacts and reasonable alternatives.

SOURCE: Wisconsin DNR