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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Presentations in the Park - What Wastewater Can Tell Us About Public Health

Event Dates

  • 09/16/2021 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Description

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Emily Jones from Madison Metropolitian Sewer District. 

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get drinks from Delta Beer Lab.  Delta will be donating 10% of sales back to the Dane County Parks department for youth programming and education. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Wastewater and public health are interconnected. Wastewater treatment is vital to a healthy community, and the presence of pathogens and pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater can tell public health experts about community health. Join experts from Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene to learn about the connection between wastewater and local health initiatives. You’ll learn how wastewater monitoring can help identify outbreaks of diseases like COVID-19, and how pharmaceutical monitoring can help communities take action to protect human and environmental health.

Location

Lussier Family Heritage Center

3101 Lake Farm Road

Madison, WI 53711

Contact

HeritageCenter@CountyofDane.com

Categories: Dog Friendly, Parks, Talk or Workshop