Stiff fines possible for manure spill farm in Grant County - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Stiff fines possible for manure spill farm in Grant County

Posted: Updated:

FENNIMORE (WKOW) -- A Grant County Dairy Farm may face stiff fines for failing to bring its dairy operation up to code. 

Misty Morning Farm in Fennimore was the site of a massive manure spill in February.

Neighbor Chuck Horn's water was contaminated by that spill.  It's now safe to drink, but he says the effects of the spill continue.

"Not just Castle Rock..it's the Grant River, these are all waters that were formerly good fishing and are suffering," Horn said.

This morning, the community raised $1300 to restock trout in Castle Rock Creek. 

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Misty Morning could face up to a $10,000 penalty.  It will also have to pay damages for fish killed by the manure spill, if the owner fails to comply with recent DNR inspection mandates.

Powered by Frankly