Wisconsin Rural Water Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Provide training/technical assistance and advocacy for small water and wastewater public systems.

Lobbying Interests:
Represent the interests of public water supply and wastewater utilities on issues such as water quality regulations, operation and maintenance requirements, funding sources, source water protection, billing and water rate setting. Involved in seeking state funding from state budget through state agencies.

CEO Name:
Chris Groh
Executive Director

Contact
CG
Chris Groh
350 Water Way
Plover, WI 54467
(715) 344-7778
(715) 344-5555
CGroh@wrwa.org
http://www.wrwa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Catherine McDermott Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 300
Assembly Bill 300
Relating to: deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 85

For
Notification Date
5/20/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 302
Assembly Bill 302
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 86

For
Notification Date
5/20/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 500
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/11/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/15/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 504
Assembly Bill 504
Relating to: water supply service area plans for public water systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 156
Senate Bill 156
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/12/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 315
Senate Bill 315
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 316
Senate Bill 316
Relating to: deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/22/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 488
Senate Bill 488
Relating to: water supply service area plans for public water systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 126

For
Notification Date
8/26/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 489
Senate Bill 489
Relating to: procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 112

For
Notification Date
8/26/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/13/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement

Notification Date
5/21/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Environmental Improvement Program: Clean Water Fund Program Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program: Clean Water Fund Program Operations

Notification Date
2/17/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Environmental Improvement Program: Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program: Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Operations

Notification Date
2/17/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Environmental Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Management

Notification Date
2/17/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities

Notification Date
2/17/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Scope Statement
SS 029_21
None
Notification Date
7/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Scope Statement
SS 090_19
None
Notification Date
7/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Scope Statement
SS 030_21
None
Notification Date
7/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Scope Statement
SS 091_19
None
Notification Date
7/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Scope Statement
SS 089_19
None
Notification Date
7/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

water meter projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
water meter projects

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Lead Service Line Replacement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lead Service Line Replacement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

the establishment of water quality regulations and criteria, billing and water rate setting, wastewater treatment systems, public water systems, and other matters relating to water utilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the establishment of water quality regulations and criteria, billing and water rate setting, wastewater treatment systems, public water systems, and other matters relating to water utilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

PFAS
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PFAS

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Policy (including orders) as a result of COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policy (including orders) as a result of COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/21/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$27,500.00
2021
July - December
$27,000.00
2022
January - June
$27,324.92
Total $81,824.92
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
6.50
2021
July - December
5.50
2022
January - June
1.25
Total 13.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
47.65
2021
July - December
45.25
2022
January - June
40.25
Total 133.15

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
40 %
2022
July - December
Total 22 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
40 %
2021
July - December
40 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 43 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures