DNR investigating manure spill near Brothertown

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BROTHERTOWN, Wis. The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a liquid manure spill at the Meyer Farms dairy, located at the corner of St. Charles Road and County Highway G near the town of Brothertown. 

Containment and cleanup are currently underway, road culverts have been blocked to hold manure on site and vacuum trucks called in to collect spilled manure.  The department, Calumet County Resource Management Department and Meyer Farms are working together to inform neighbors and monitor drinking water safety in the area.

The department has determined there is a risk of groundwater impacts due to shallow bedrock in the area and advises private well owners to closely monitor water quality.  Any changes in water color or odor should be immediately reported to the DNR and local health officials. 

The Meyer Farms is not classified as a CAFO, or concentrated animal feeding operation, by the department. 

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