Well Water / PFAS Information

Latest Updates

  • DNR Community Listening Session & Well Sampling Information (4/9/2021) - On Thursday, April 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. the DNR will host a community listening session via Zoom. Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85371693701 Join by phone: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 853 7169 3701 Questions can be submitted in advance to DNRCampbellPFAS@wisconsin.gov or 1-866-220-4841; use the subject "Listening Session Question" Private well sampling information and community listening session flyer… Read More
  • Updated map of PFAS test results from residents located outside of the initial testing zone (4/9/2021) - If you have results you would like to share please email them to clerk@townofcampbell.org or bring them to the Town Hall and we can make a copy Read More
  • PFAS and health effects for children and expecting mothers (4/1/2021) - Click on the link below to watch the video from the webinar: https://web.uri.edu/steep/march-11th-lets-talk-about-pfas-taking-action-to-protect-your-health/ Read More
  • Nearly 1,000 residents use drive-up donation site for bottled water (3/26/2021) - CAMPBELL, Wis. – Kwik Trip and Hy-Vee donated six semi-truck loads of bottled water to the Town of Campbell for distribution on Thursday March 25, 2021 in response to PFAS contamination found in 180 private wells. Nearly 100 other residents await test results of their private well water safety. Volunteers from the Town Board, Administrative… Read More
  • Agreement for Requesting Temporary Emergency Water (3/26/2021) - Providing Bottled Water To Homes. For those residents with private water supplies, the DNR will provide the option of bottled water to be delivered in five gallon containers to those residents’ homes, through a state contract with Culligan. The DNR would need the residents to sign up for this service though the DNR and sign an… Read More
  • Drinking water advisory & information on drinking water alternatives (3/25/2021) - On March 25, 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) issued an interim area-wide drinking water advisory [PDF], allowing the DNR to provide temporary emergency water to residents with private wells on French Island who are not currently receiving water from the city of La Crosse. Given this interim area-wide drinking water advisory, the state is… Read More

 


Updated map of PFAS test results from residents located outside of the initial testing zone. (04/09/2021)

If you have results you would like to share please email them to clerk@townofcampbell.org or bring them to the Town Hall and we can make a copy.


Testing at the Town Hall, Library and Community Center

The Town of Campbell conducted PFAS testing at these three sites. The results for PFOA/PFOS are as follows:

Town Hall: PFOA= 1.96 ppt PFOS= 1.14 ppt Combined= 3.10 parts per trillion

Library: PFOA= 12.8 ppt PFOS= 13.3 Combined= 26.10 parts per trillion

Community Center: PFOA= 4.89 PFOS=5.96 Combined= 10.85 parts per trillion

Read the full report here: Laboratory Report

Wisconsin has set DNR recommended groundwater standards of 20 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and PFOS individually and combined. Nationally, this standard is trending towards 10 parts per trillion.

The test results at the Library exceeded the DNR standards. The test results at the Community Center were below the DNR standards and above the standards that are trending nationally. The test results at the Town Hall are below both standards.

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Link for Well Depths/Groundwater

Help keep PFAS remediation in the WI State budget. Click here to make your opinion known to the Joint Committee on Finance.


Wisconsin Certified Labs

If you are outside of the testing areas and wish to conduct your own PFAS testing, you can find a list of Wisconsin certified labs here.

Deciphering a Laboratory Report

DNR website for the Town of Campbell

DNR Contact Information: DNRCampbellPFAS@wisconsin.gov


Additional Information

Initial PFAS test results

Groundwater Flow Presentation from Karl Green, UW-Extension Community Resource Educator

Recommended Groundwater Standards (Cycle 11) | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

La Crosse Waterworks Numbers:

https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system-contaminant.php?pws=WI6320309&contamcode=E206

https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=WI6320309

Information on in-home drinking water filters.


Communication

Town of Campbell PFAS Flyer

Town of Campbell letter to the City of La Crosse

02/18/2021 Town of Campbell Press Release

02/23/2021 Town of Campbell letter to the City of La Crosse

02/28/2021 County Board Supervisor Margaret Larson letter to City Council Representatives

03/01/2021 Town of Campbell Press Release

03/01/2021 Town of Campbell Letter to the City of La Crosse

03/02/2021 Mayor Kabat Response to the Town of Campbell

03/09/2021 Town of Campbell Letter to City of La Crosse

03/10/2021 Mayor Kabat Letter to the DNR

03/10/2021 County Board Chair Letter to DNR

03/18/2021 Town of Campbell Letter to City of La Crosse


Contact Information

The OS Group
John Storlie, PG
PFAS@theOSgrp.com
608-668-2718

Tim Kabat, Mayor
City of La Crosse
kabatt@cityoflacrosse.org
608-789-7500

Additional information can be found here: Cityoflacrosse.org/wells