RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   4/28/2022

Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes.  One of Wisconsin’s largest dairy farms is suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over changes to its wastewater permit that require the operators to limit the size of their herd and begin monitoring groundwater in an area where nitrate contamination has occurred.  Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes (wbay.com)

Truax field begins pfas remedial investigation.  The investigation marks the second major step in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act process.  Truax Field begins PFAS remedial investigation – Wisconsin National Guard

Senator Baldwin Takes Action for Rural Wisconsinites, Responds to Drinking Water Health Concerns.  Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced The Healthy Drinking Water Affordability Act, or The Healthy H2O Act, to provide grants for water testing and treatment technology directly to individuals, non-profits and local governments in rural communities.  Senator Baldwin Takes Action for Rural Wisconsinites, Responds to Drinking Water Health Concerns | U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (senate.gov)

Gov. Tony Evers signs executive order creating Wisconsin’s first Office of Environmental Justice.  The new office will work with farmers and rural communities, communities of color, tribal nations, state and local partners, and low-income populations, among other key stakeholders, the governor’s office said.  Gov. Tony Evers signs executive order creating Wisconsin’s first Office of Environmental Justice | Govt-and-politics | lacrossetribune.com

Taking a test soon?  Our training does help a lot.  Taking the certification tests are challenging, but our operator training helps operators with their studies for the exam.  Go to our website for a list of our upcoming training.  Events Archive – WRWA

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