If just one more Rhinelander city well is taken offline, the city won’t be able to meet its water demand, according to a DNR drinking water supervisor.
Only three off Rhinelander’s five municipal wells are currently operating.
It’s been that way since last year, when the other two were shut off due to high levels of detected PFAS.
PFAS is a manmade chemical with links to health risks, including cancer.
DNR Public Drinking Water Field Supervisor Mark Pauli said losing another well would create a water supply problem for Rhinelander.