The goal of CSWAC is to advance sustainable groundwater policies in a six county region in Central Wisconsin. The coalition was formed due to the proliferation of high capacity well use in the Central Sands region, which has resulted in a growing number of lakes, streams and wetlands becoming dry or nearly dry due to excessive pumping. The vast majority of the new wells in the region are being used by the potato and vegetable industry which is in a period of aggressive expansion. CSWAC also understands the DNR needs to play a lead role in the management of groundwater in Wisconsin and should be encouraged to constantly evaluate the success of their management strategies and adapt accordingly.
CSWAC Members – dedicated to the Coalition’s goals.