The Wisconsin Center for Investigate Journalism has an ongoing series about the condition of Wisconsin’s water supply, with three main topics, one of which is entitled, Failure at the Faucet. I’ve mentioned the full series before. See, Water Watch Wisconsin. Reading that series – the work of many journalists over many months, is astounding. One would think
This series began over a year ago, after some officials first proposed a digester energy project over two and a half years ago. It’s worth a quick summary of where that project now stands, and the context of writing about the project. I’d say that there have been, so far, three phases to this proposal.
Waukesha is a large suburban city, of about seventy-thousand, in a prosperous suburban county, of about four-hundred thousand. By ordinary estimation, the residents of the city and county should have no difficulties with basic utilities and infrastructure. And yet, Waukesha has a water supply problem: Waukesha does not have an adequate supply of water that
Phosphorus may be used as a fertilizer, but that use comes at a price. A community, especially a farming community, that uses phosphorus for fertilizer faces the problem of what to do with that element when large quantities spread through the environment. Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel, in a story from 4.16.16, explains the concern
Post 57 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. I promised to begin reviewing by the particulars of a 12.15.15 discussion of waste importation. I’ll hold off to
Post 55 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. I’ve posted before about methane, but only as a foretaste of more on the subject (Methane on 11.23.15 and