U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said she came to Milwaukee on Thursday to drum up support for her plan torestore Clean Water Act protections of headwaters of rivers because she had been told this city and its businesses understand the need for clean water.

After a morning tour of the Global Water Center in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, McCarthy told local media that her visit confirmed what she had heard: “Milwaukee gets it.”

During her day in the city, she met students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences on the inner harbor and toured Lakefront Brewery on the Milwaukee River north of downtown.

“I love beer and I love clean water,” McCarthy said after a brief brewery tour.

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