Welcome to the Village of Hazel Green

We believe the Point of Beginning for the ultimate small town experience is Hazel Green! Our community of 1,200 people is located in southwest Wisconsin, “close enough, but far enough away” to regional population centers such as Dubuque, Iowa, Galena, Illinois and Platteville, Wisconsin. We are proud to support the retail and service businesses of our friends and neighbors within the community, while having convenient, close access to additional services and amenities in larger cities only minutes away.

Nestled between farm land, our beautiful Village is growing. Come grow with us! The Village has an Industrial Park, conveniently located off Highway 80/81 and several residential lots available for you to build your dream home. Few locations will offer you the benefits of living in town, while experiencing the peaceful sights and sounds of living in the country. The Mississippi River, 9 miles west, provides excellent boating, canoeing, hunting and fishing opportunities. Come spend a winter weekend with us after hitting the slopes at one of the ski resorts located within 20 minutes of Hazel Green. The Village boasts a beautiful recreation park, as well as a recently enhanced Memorial Park. Golf courses and pools are located nearby.

Hazel Green is home to Southwestern Wisconsin Community School District, the largest employer in the Village. Our school boasts a low 15:1 student to teacher ratio and has been recognized as a Wisconsin Promise School. The excellent curriculum opportunities at Southwestern include the fact that the school offers more math/science/foreign language classes than any school in the area. Southwestern Wisconsin Community School District received a national award for what Fortune 500 company employees are looking for when relocating! See what our wonderful school system has to offer your family.

From our beginnings as the center of the mining boom, Hazel Green has worked to preserve and recognize our rich heritage. The first permanent settlement in Wisconsin was in Hazel Green in 1825. In 1831, Lucius Lyon began surveying just south of the present day Hazel Green in southwestern Wisconsin. This is the place where all land that was to become Wisconsin would be measured. Today, every property deed in Wisconsin includes a description which is based on the Point of Beginning (POB). The village has several Bed and Breakfasts and antique shops to offer history enthusiasts and antique shoppers.

Whether you are visiting, looking for a piece of history or searching for a place to call home, we are confident it won’t take you long to realize that Hazel Green offers a quality of small town life you can’t find anywhere else.

Village News

2016 Consumer Confidence Report

2016 Consumer Confidence Report Data HAZEL GREEN WATERWORKS, PWS ID: 12201024

Water System Information

If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact Michael C Dunbar at (608) 854-2953.

Opportunity for input on decisions affecting your water quality

The Village of Hazel Green Board meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Community room located at 1610 Fairplay Street.

Health Information

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Source(s) of Water

Source ID Source Depth (in feet) Status
2 Groundwater 1000 Active
3 Groundwater 1012 Active

To obtain a summary of the source water assessment please contact, Michael C Dunbar at (608) 854-2953.

Educational Information

The sources of drinking water, both tap water and bottled water, include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

*Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.

*Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally- occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.

*Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses.

*Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and    septic systems.

*Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health.

Definitions

Term Definition
AL Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
Level 1 Assessment A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine, if possible, why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.
Level 2 Assessment A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine, if possible, why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system, or both, on multiple occasions.
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MFL million fibers per liter
MRDL Maximum residual disinfectant level: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
MRDLG Maximum residual disinfectant level goal: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
mrem/year millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Units
pCi/l picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppm parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)
ppb parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l)
ppt parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter
ppq parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter
TCR Total Coliform Rule
TT Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Detected Contaminants

Your water was tested for many contaminants last year. We are allowed to monitor for some contaminants less frequently than once a year. The following tables list only those contaminants which were detected in your water. If a contaminant was detected last year, it will appear in the following tables without a sample date. If the contaminant was not monitored last year, but was detected within the last 5 years, it will appear in the tables below along with the sample date.

 

Disinfection Byproducts

Contaminant (units) Site MCL MCLG Level Found Range Sample Date (if prior to 2016) Violation Typical Source of Contaminant
HAA5 (ppb) D4 60 60 9 9 No By-product of drinking water chlorination
TTHM (ppb) D4 80 0 5.4 5.4 No By-product of drinking water chlorination

Inorganic Contaminants

Contaminant (units) Site MCL MCLG Level Found Range Sample Date (if prior to 2016) Violation Typical Source of Contaminant
ARSENIC (ppb) 10 n/a 1 0 – 1 4/28/2014 No Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes
BARIUM (ppm) 2 2 0.152 0.142 – 0.152 4/28/2014 No Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits
NITRATE (N03-N) (ppm) 10 10 0.27 0.26 – 0.27 No Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
SODIUM (ppm) n/a n/a 3.92 2.28 – 3.92 4/28/2014 No n/a

 

Contaminant (units) Action Level MCLG 90th Percentile Level Found # of Results Sample Date (if prior to 2016) Violation Typical Source of Contaminant
COPPER (ppm) AL=1.3 1.3 1.1600 2 of 20 results were above the action level. No Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives
LEAD (ppb) AL=15 0 2.21 0 of 20 results were above the action level. No Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Radioactive Contaminants

Contaminant (units) Site MCL MCLG Level Found Range Sample Date (if prior to 2016) Violation Typical Source of Contaminant
GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. R & U (pCi/l) 15 0 12.0 7.0 – 12.0 4/28/2014 No Erosion of natural deposits
RADIUM, (226 + 228) (pCi/l) 5 0 4.2 2.7 – 4.2 4/28/2014 No Erosion of natural deposits
GROSS ALPHA, INCL. R & U (n/a) n/a n/a 12.0 7.0 – 12.0 4/28/2014 No Erosion of natural deposits

 

Health effects for any contaminants with MCL violations/Action Level Exceedances

Contaminant Health Effects
COPPER Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilsons Disease should consult their personal doctor.

Additional Health Information

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Hazel Green Waterworks is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

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Village of Hazel Green
1610 Fairplay
PO Box 367
Hazel Green, WI 53811