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.  https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-effort-update-wet-weather-regulations-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.  https://www.ewg.org/release/farm-runoff-causing-widespread-drinking-water-pollution-midwest#.Wt4Xo-_ISUl

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.  https://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/2018/04/17/after-high-uranium-levels-found-well-colby-spend-234-000-equipment-remove/523493002/

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.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/04/23/waukesha-calls-hundreds-property-owners-supporting-cast-hundreds-start-field-work-along-lake-water-d/529650002/

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.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/04/25/marshfield-water-main-break-causes-discolored-water/548978002/

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?  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/entertainment/2018/04/23/crossroads-trees-important-part-water-cycle/543719002/

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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