October 26, 2022
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Central time
CEUs will be available
Public confidence in public water infrastructure is critical to ensuring a sustainable public good. Water and wastewater utilities provide a public good and protect public health by managing, maintaining, and upgrading infrastructure while implementing sustainable practices. This program will delve into why public trust matters, explore customer perceptions on their tap water quality, look at some ways clean water perspectives can be communicated effectively, examine the link between public water infrastructure and public health, and review what funding changes are coming to Wisconsin’s Revolving Fund Programs.
Registration coming soon!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $100
REGULAR REGISTRATION: $125
(10.15.2022 through 10.26.2022)
9:00 Welcome Remarks
9:10 – 10:00 Public Trust and Support for Water Infrastructure – An analysis of the bottled water industry and how it led to decreased public trust in government which then led to decreased support for public water infrastructure.
Manuel Teodoro, Professor, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:00 – 10:50 Customer Perceptions on Tap Water Quality – A closer look at how customers’ view their water quality and whether disparities among different population sectors exist.
10:50 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:50 Communicating Clean Water Perspectives to Your Customers: Observations of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Communication with Customers.
Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
11:50 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 12:50 The Link Between Public Water Infrastructure and Public Health
Greg Harrington, Professor, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:50 – 1:30 Changes Coming to Wisconsin Revolving Fund Programs Due to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Community Financial Assistance team will provide an update on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, including lead service replacement funding, helping disadvantaged communities, and the impact of funds on drinking water and wastewater programs.
Wisconsin DNR Staff