MADISON – Today, State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Godlewski released her latest policy plan, “Make Wisconsin’s Water Safe,” which will safeguard our drinking water, protect our waterways, and give Wisconsinites the security and peace of mind they deserve.
Sarah’s vision draws from discussions she has had with Wisconsinites in every corner of the state worried about pollution of water sources—whether it’s from forever chemicals like PFAS, lead, or nitrates—and the impact climate change has had on our waterways.
“From forever chemicals in groundwater to lead exposure in homes, right now too many Wisconsinites can’t trust the water coming out of the tap and that’s just wrong,” said Sarah Godlewski. “This is an issue that impacts communities across our state, and I hear about it everywhere I go—from parents in Milwaukee, farmers in western Wisconsin, and families up north—and this has to be addressed. Access to safe, clean drinking water is a human right and it’s on all of us to protect one of our most important natural resources. As Senator, I’ll ensure Wisconsin’s waterways and water systems are safe for drinking, farming, wildlife and recreation, and everyday life, and I’ll fight to hold corporate polluters accountable for carelessly destroying our freshwater state.”
Sarah’s plan focuses on four key areas:
Removing lead from our water
Keeping PFAS and nitrates out of our water
Protecting our Great Lakes
Safeguarding our communities from erosion’s harmful impacts
Read the full plan here.
This week, Sarah will travel across the state, meeting with families struggling with reliable access to safe, clean drinking water in their communities, activists who are fighting to protect our waterways, and experts who are working on these issues every day.