MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the village of Merrimac is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to improve its public drinking water system. The project includes the rehabilitation of Well #1 in the village of Merrimac.
Activities related to this project are minor actions under Chapter NR 150, Wis. Admin. Code, for which no environmental analysis is required; however, following the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program federal requirement 40 C.F.R. §35.3580, an environmental review must be conducted before funding this project.
The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program 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.
The public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this decision and the potential environmental impacts of this project. Submit comments by Sept. 8, 2022 to:
Department of Natural Resources
C/O Michelle Brietzman, Community Financial Assistance
CF/2 101 S Webster St.
P.O. Box 7921 Madison, WI 53707
Phone: 608-490-0187 or Email: Michellee.Brietzman@
Based on the comments received, the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process. The analysis would summarize the DNR’s consideration of the project’s impacts and reasonable alternatives.