Helping citizens and governments manage
the groundwater in Wisconsin wisely, through education, public
information, applied research, and technical assistance.
Groundwater is an
essential resource in Wisconsin. It provides drinking water for 70% of
Wisconsin residents and 95% of Wisconsin communities. Groundwater also
feeds our lakes, streams and wetlands and helps sustain the many
creatures who live there.
groundwater has been a hidden and often misunderstood resource - "out of
sight and out of mind." However, as population grows and land uses
intensify, threats to groundwater quality and quantity are increasing.
Individuals and communities need help in using information and
developing skills to decide the future of their drinking water and
groundwater resources. That is the reason the Central Wisconsin
Groundwater Center was established in 1985.
The Center is an affiliate of the Center for Watershed Science and Education. It is part of the University of Wisconsin - Extension Cooperative Extension Service and housed in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point. (See a map).
The Center works with citizens and local governments throughout
Wisconsin, particularly those in the central part of the state.