Gov. Evers proposes more than $106M plan to address PFAS contamination

During his 2023 State of the State address, Gov. Tony Evers announced his plan to address contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) statewide. As part of his proposal, the governor will be recommending more than $106 million in initiatives in his 2023–25 biennial budget proposal to support municipalities in responding to local PFAS contamination, bolster staff and resources at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and increase PFAS testing, sampling, and monitoring.

In his 2023 State of the State address delivered Jan. 24, Evers highlighted the importance of Wisconsin’s natural resources to the state’s economy and way of life. The governor implored the Wisconsin State Legislature to act by making meaningful investments to address PFAS and other contaminants to ensure Wisconsinites have access to clean, safe water.

A full list of the governor’s more than $106 million in proposed investments is provided here.