A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Harvesting Blue-Green Algae in Brown County, Wisconsin

This report provides a cost-benefit analysis of the removal of blue-green algae (BGA)from the waterways of Brown County. BGAis a common but toxic bacteriaprone to rapid and uncontrolled growth.Itcan be found in waters around the world,includingthose inBrown County. These algal bloomshave become increasingly frequent and sizeable in Brown County and pose threats to human and […]

Read More… from A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Harvesting Blue-Green Algae in Brown County, Wisconsin

Water quality data, privacy, and communication strategies

As a part of the UniverCity Year projects aiding Pepin County, our Environmental Monitoring Seminar was presented with water quality data concerning nitrate concentration within the county. Pepin is a small county in west-central Wisconsin whose rural residents rely on private wells for their water supply. The integrity of these private wells is threatened by […]

Read More… from Water quality data, privacy, and communication strategies

Wastewater Treatment System Design for the Village of Stockholm

The Village of Stockholm, Wisconsin (Village) is located on the Western edge of Wisconsin, along the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin in Pepin County. The following geotechnical report has been prepared for the Village as part of proposedimprovements to theVillage’sWastewater Treatment System.The Village has selected E&F Consulting to design a wastewater treatment system for Village […]

Read More… from Wastewater Treatment System Design for the Village of Stockholm

Pepin County farmer nitrogen-use survey

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Madisonresearchers and Pepin County staff studiedfarmer attitudes about nitrogen use, as part of a UniverCity Alliance partnershipto research key issues facing the community.Nitrogen is needed and used on cropland to support agriculture within Pepin County and throughout the state. However, nitrate contamination of groundwater and associated health impacts are a growing […]

Read More… from Pepin County farmer nitrogen-use survey

Downtown revitalization and redevelopment plan for Durand

This report was created by a team of graduate students in the Urban and Regional Planning master’sdegree program at University of Wisconsin–Madisonon behalf of the City of Durand, Wisconsin. The project came to life througha partnership with the UniverCity Alliance program, where students, faculty,and professionalstaffin the University of Wisconsin system collaborated with local officials on […]

Read More… from Downtown revitalization and redevelopment plan for Durand

The Village of Monticello Wastewater Treatment Facility

Wastewater treatment is the process of removing contaminants and creating an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle with minimal impacts. Municipal wastewater treatment includes streams from household sewage and sometimes industrial wastewater. Physical, chemical, and biological processes can be used to remove contaminants, including excessive nutrients, to produce an effluent that is […]

Read More… from The Village of Monticello Wastewater Treatment Facility

Translate »