Tuesday , 23 April 2019

April 11, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS ………………….    4/11/19

Ousted Wisconsin utility regulator warns deadlock could stall projects.  An ousted Wisconsin utility regulator is warning that her absence could leave the Public Service Commission deadlocked and stall key infrastructure projects.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/ousted-wisconsin-utility-regulator-warns-deadlock-could-stall-projects/article_9c8d8033-27ca-56a2-ae8d-7d54e00852e3.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news&utm_medium=WhatCounts&utm_content=AD782472B79B93D20F58C2B8A32345DE1840D5A5

Natural Resources Board Approves Hearings For Proposed Phosphorus Rule.  The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board unanimously approved public hearings on a proposed rule that would create a process for setting site-specific phosphorus standards on the state’s bodies of water.  https://www.wpr.org/natural-resources-board-approves-hearings-proposed-phosphorus-rule

DNR asks that more chemicals be evaluated for safe levels in groundwater.  The Department of Natural Resources is asking a state health agency to study the potential impacts of a group of unregulated contaminants as a prelude to setting safe limits in groundwater.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2019/04/10/dnr-asks-more-chemicals-evaluated-safe-levels-groundwater/3417367002/

GOP leaders criticize Tony Evers’ lead pipe replacement plan, saying too much money would go to Milwaukee.  Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about a plan in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers budget that calls for borrowing $40 million to replace lead pipes around the state — in part because they fear too much of the money would go to Milwaukee.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/10/republicans-criticize-gov-tony-evers-lead-pipe-replacement-plan/3420738002/

Eagle River Wins DNR 2019 Wastewater Lab of the Year Award.  At the April 10th DNR Board meeting it was announced that Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Plant won the 2019 Wastewater Lab of the Year Award.  Daryl Rutkowski, Wastewater Supervisor Thanked his staff, DNR and Rural Water for help in earning this award.  To see the award presentation go to the following website and watch from the 5 minute mark to the 11 minute mark.  https://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Play/192fbc8e84344a4ca87fe4b23a477d821d?catalog=9da0bb432fd448a69d86756192a62f1721

The Regulatory Affairs Meeting is going to be on May 1, 2019 at the Pyle Center in Madison.  Please come on down and attend and be part of a very interesting session full of new insights, studies and information on future subjects.  Visit our website for the agenda and registration.

Mark your calendars for May 22, 2019.  Municipal Lobby day held at the Monona Terrace is the best chance you will have to meet with and influence your local representative on municipal matters that are coming to your systems.  We are looking for your voices to be heard on matters that will not only help your system, but systems around the state.  https://www.meuw.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=5/22/2019&eventid=146

 Quote:  “Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.” –Bill Clinton


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