U. S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that more than $255 million in congressionally directed spending for Wisconsin projects she supported has been included in the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023. Locally, the Town of Peshtigo is receiving over $1.6 million in funding to support the installation of a new water line to provide residents living with PFAS contamination, and safe drinking water. Town of Peshtigo Board Member Kayla Furton says, “the whole application was spurred to take steps toward a long-term safe drinking water for the plume of contamination in the Town of Peshtigo.”
Furton says, “this is a huge resource for the Town of Peshtigo.”
The Army Corp of Engineers – Menominee River Deepening is receiving funding in the amount of $600,000 to continue a feasibility study of infrastructure improvements to the Menominee Harbor in Marinette. This project will evaluate potential improvements important to the economic future of the region. The infrastructure improvements will benefit multiple harbor users.