Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Tony Evers made stops in western Wisconsin yesterday afternoon as he tours the state to promote access to clean drinking water. Evers was traveling with the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and made a stop in Chippewa Falls.

Evers took a tour of Leinenkugel’s brewery and learned about the facility’s efforts to make the company more sustainable. After the tour, the governor spoke on the importance of preserving Wisconsin’s natural resources

“For too many folks across the state, including those right here in the Chippewa Valley. Clean water isn’t always something that they can depend on. And every one of them deserves to have access to clean drinking water, period.”

Evers says he is allocating extra funds toward reducing and removing contaminants such as lead and P-FAS from well water so that more people in Wisconsin have access to clean drinking water.