Friday , 25 May 2018

April 25, 2018 E-News

EPA Announces Effort to Update Wet Weather Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Plants:  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will be reaching out to states, local communities, and stakeholders as the Agency begins a new rulemaking process to provide certainty surrounding the use of “blending” by wastewater treatment plants.

Farm Runoff Causing Widespread Drinking Water Pollution in Midwest:  A new report from the Environmental Working Group, reveals that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is failing to enforce a key farm bill provision, with dire consequences for drinking water in the Midwest.

After high uranium levels found in well, Colby to spend $234,000 on equipment to remove it:  The City of Colby received state approval Friday to spend $234,000 on equipment that will remove uranium from a well that went into service in 2015.

Waukesha alerts hundreds of property owners in three communities to field work along route of lake diversion pipeline:  The pipeline to divert Lake Michigan water to the City of Waukesha will pass nearly 775 properties as it winds through Milwaukee, West Allis and New Berlin.

Marshfield water main break causes discolored water:  A water main break on the south central side of Marshfield Tuesday night caused discolored water in some areas, Marshfield Utilities said in a statement.

Crossroads: Trees an important part of the water cycle:  When the kindergarten students from Sunset School come to Crossroads for their May Earth Day celebration, they will learn about the water cycle — how water evaporates, goes up into the sky and then comes back as rain or snow. So what does this have to do with trees?

Quote:  “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would fall to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”-Martin Luther

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