In 2010, the DNR proposed rules that would have made disinfection of all public water supplies mandatory. The cost of complying with this mandate would have cost the City of Tomahawk utility users $250,000 plus the yearly maintenance costs of operating the required equipment. Once the city realized the impact this rule would have, we contacted Rep. Tom Tiffany about our concerns. Rep. Tiffany took the time to talk us and to understand the city’s issue with the proposed rule change. Working with Senator Jim Holperin in a bi-partisan way, Rep. Tiffany ensured that the unnecessary proposed mandate did not go into effect.
Rep. Tom Tiffany has also been very supportive of the City of Tomahawk efforts to increase recycling and reducing the city’s waste stream, saving the city tens of thousands of dollars each year. I appreciate Rep. Tom Tiffany’s commitment to work with local government for the benefit of the residents of the Northwoods.
Mike Tolvstad, Director of Public Works, City of Tomahawk