More Storms Expected for Warmer Wisconsin

Our water and sewer infrastructure were designed under assumptions that no longer hold true. A wetter Wisconsin with more frequent, intense storms will tax that failing infrastructure, increasing the risk of waterborne disease. The extreme storms that wreaked catastrophic flooding and historic damage in 2008 and 2010— causing the state to request millions in federal disaster assistance because the deluge overwhelmed our infrastructure—are consistent with the future pattern of climate change predicted for Wisconsin.

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