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MOST PRIVATE WELLS FOULED; FECAL MATTER

Aug 05, 2019 - The Wisconsin State Journal

The majority of private wells in southwestern Wisconsin are substantially polluted with fecal matter as concerns intensify over pollution of rural drinking water, according to a new study.

Results from the independent study released Aug. 1 indicated that 32 of 35 wells - or 91% - contained fecal matter from humans or livestock, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

"As a researcher of groundwater for 25 years now, I continue to be amazed by the level of fecal contamination in Wisc...