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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. 

Groundwater Protection Program
Click on the links below to view Dr. Cherkauer's Groundwater Protection articles.

Richfield Groundwater Fundamentals - 2013

Richfield Groundwater Monitoring Results

Appendix to Richfield Groundwater Monitoring Results

Click on the links below to view Dr. Cherkauer's Groundwater Protection presentations.

Ground Water Presentation Richfield Village Board March 2015 Meeting

Groundwater Protection Ordinance
To view the Groundwater Protection Ordinance passed in 2005 click the link below!

2005.07.06 Groundwater Protection Ordinance