MADISON, Wis. – The City of Ladysmith is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The project will replace sanitary services and sewer, storm sewer and water supply system components on First Street, West Third Street, West Fourth Street, Lake Avenue and East Second Street in the City of Ladysmith. The project will also create a connected watermain network on West Third Street, eliminating two dead-end water lines.
Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required. However, in accordance with the SDWLP federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project. The SDWLP has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects and no further environmental review or analysis is needed before proceeding with funding the project(s).
The SDWLP is soliciting public comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Written or verbal comments are encouraged. Provide comments to Kevin Olson, community financial assistance, Department of Natural Resources: CF/2 101 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707, or 608-266-9955 by Nov. 5, 2020.
Based on the comments received, the SDWLP may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the DNR’s consideration of the impacts of the project and reasonable alternatives.