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Water tours perfect opportunity to learn how Wisconsin’s water is protected

June 29, 2023
Contact: Shelly Mayer
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Leaders, Legislators, Community Members:
Tours Offer Firsthand Look at Innovations Protecting Wisconsin’s Water

Preregister for unique opportunity to share ideas and learn about safeguarding our water supply
DAIRY NEWS – Elected officials, community leaders, business owners, agricultural producers and all those interested in preserving Wisconsin’s water quality are encouraged to attend the 2023 Water Tours on July 13, 2023. The tours are a collaborative effort between Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), UW Discovery Farms®, Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Towns Association and Pheasants Forever with the objective of facilitating open dialogue and showcasing current technologies and innovations being used to preserve one of the state’s most critical resources.
“Protecting our water supply is the responsibility of every member of the community, no matter where you live,” said Janet Clark, Eldorado, Wis., dairy producer and PDPW board vice president. “Participating in these tours is an incredible way to engage in solution-oriented dialogue and learn more about the practices already in place to ensure our water is safe for generations to come.”
The tour bus will depart from the Middleton, Wis., Park and Ride, 4400 Parmenter St., Middleton, Wis., at 9:15 a.m. and return by 3:15 p.m. The tours will provide a firsthand look at the latest technologies and practices currently being implemented to protect water quality. At each stop there will be an opportunity for discussion and idea sharing between water quality experts, tour hosts and attendees.
Tour stops will include:
  • Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant to see how drained and flushed water from homes and businesses is transformed into clean water and renewable resources.
  • EnTech Solutions Middleton Digester will showcase how bovine manure is processed into biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) to serve as a replacement for traditional transportation fuels.
  • Blue Star Dairy to meet the cows who fuel the Middleton Digestor and learn about how cows are fed, watered, housed and cared for as they produce milk for thousands of people.
Bus-travel time will also feature facilitated discussions with water-quality experts, researchers and more.
Pre-registration is required. Ticket cost of $49 includes bus travel, refreshments and lunch. To learn more about the 2023 Water Tours and to register, visit or contact PDPW at 800-947-7379.
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Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."