Some northeast Wisconsin wells confirmed contaminated

Published: May. 5, 2016 at 6:32 AM CDT
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KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) -- State officials say 11 of 30 wells tested in northeastern Wisconsin are contaminated with salmonella or rotavirus.

The Department of Natural Resources and Department of Health Service released the results. There have been no reported illnesses linked to the wells tested in Kewaunee County.

The DNR is funding research to examine the extent and source of groundwater contamination in the county, which has a large cattle population.

U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt tells the Journal Sentinel ( ) he contacted property owners with water problems to let them know about the test results. They were advised to stop using the water for drinking and bathing, and to have their wells treated with chlorine.