Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day – May 22, 2024

Wastewater professionals across the state were honored today as Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers proclaimed May 22, 2024 Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Director and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of civil and environmental engineering Jamie Schauer spoke at a celebratory event held at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District today reminding guests about the vital role that wastewater professionals play in protecting the health of Wisconsinites.

Wastewater professionals have been crucial in partnering with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences to implement the Wisconsin Wastewater Surveillance Program.

In 2023, the Wisconsin program was named a CDC National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) Center of Excellence, one of only four in the country.

DHS News release about the proclamation