The Marathon County Mercury Reduction Program is still in operation . County residents may continue to exchange mercury fever thermometers for a digital thermometer, at no cost ,at designated exchange sites. There is a limit of one (1) thermometer per customer while supplies last. Mercury thermometers have a silver line down the center. Red or blue lines indicate "safe" alcohol thermomers. This exchange is being co-sponsored by the Wausau Water Works-Waste Water Division and the Rib Mountain Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Digital thermometers are available, while supplies last, at the following locations:
Marathon County Health Department- 1200 Lake View Dr., Wausau
Wausau Fire Department- 606 Thomas Street, Wausau
Rothschild Municipal Center- 211 Grand Avenue, Rothschild
Rib Mountain Fire Department- 5901 Hummingbird Road, RIb Mountain
Schofield Municipal Center- 200 Park Street, Schofield
Kronenwetter Muncipal Center- 1582 Kronewetter Drive., Kronenwetter
**Call the exchange center nearest you for hours of operation.