Groundwater Protection

Groundwater Protection Program Marks 10-Year Anniversary

Richfield, WI – Heavy pumping, constructing excessive impervious surfaces, and rapid, unchecked development are all elements that if not properly monitored can cause the depletion of a municipality's precious groundwater supply. In light of that fact, in 2004 Richfield took a proactive stance on this issue passing the State's first "Groundwater Protection Ordinance" to safeguard all its residents who rely solely on groundwater. As a result of that ordinance and rigorous water monitoring efforts, the Village is proud to announce that ten (10) years later, even with increased development, average groundwater levels have risen nearly 3 feet overall since 2004. Read the full press release! (PDF)

Groundwater Protection Program

View Dr. Cherkauer's Groundwater Protection articles:

Richfield Groundwater Fundamentals - 2013 (PDF)

Richfield Groundwater Monitoring Results (PDF)

Appendix to Richfield Groundwater Monitoring Results (PDF)

View Dr. Cherkauer's Groundwater Protection presentations:

Ground Water Presentation Richfield Village Board March 2015 Meeting (PDF)

Groundwater Protection Ordinance

View the Groundwater Protection Ordinance passed in 2005:

2005.07.06 Groundwater Protection Ordinance (PDF)