For those of you not following another dirty water scandal in northeast Wisconsin, Tyco Fire Products, (a division of Johnson Controls International of Glendale WI) determined that harmful chemicals that they manufacture have leeched from their site into neighboring wells.

And after a lot of negative publicity and pressure from area residents, they are proposing hooking up their neighbors to the water system from the City of Marinette. This is awesome except run off from their site has also reached local streams which empty into Green Bay which is exactly where Marinette draws its fresh water.

But what I don’t quite understand…they are proposing to hook up 100 properties to the Marinette system…at an estimated cost of $1 million. $1 million? What are they going to do, run garden hoses out to their homes from Marinette? Sounds rather inexpensive for a fairly ambitious project for new water infrastructure. Just thinkin’ out loud.

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