Watershed Improvement Network
Yahara WINs (watershed improvement network), alongside MGE is working to reduce algae-forming phosphorus pollution that enters our lakes and waterways. This effort builds on steps we already have taken to reduce phosphorus and other pollutants.
- Is a four-year pilot program spearheaded by the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Dane County, MGE, municipalities, and others.
- Focuses on phosphorus pollution from large non-point source contributors like farms, construction sites, and urban runoff.
- Traditional approaches that focused on point sources, like sewerage treatment and power plants, have had limited success.
- Evaluates strategies like winter crop cover and soil stabilization.
This innovative phosphorus-control program is one of the most flexible and affordable approaches nationwide. Learn more about this effort at Yahara WINs.