Clean, Plentiful Water

CleanWaterWisconsin’s water: valuable, vulnerable, vanishing?

Wisconsinites are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful waters where we can swim, fish, boat or simply enjoy the view from one of the state’s hundreds of beaches, parks or piers.The cultural and economic importance of Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams cannot be overstated.

These waters do more than make Wisconsin a beautiful place to live, however; they also support a thriving tourism industry that brings billions of dollars to the state and employs thousands of residents. Wisconsin’s fishing industry alone brings $2.3 billion of revenue to the state and directly employs more than 25,000 individuals.