Friday , 22 June 2018

April 4, 2018 E-News

WRWA is coming off a very successful Annual Technical Conference Celebrating 30 years of service to Wisconsin Municipalities all across the state.  Over 1270 attendees, 220 vendor exhibits and lots of education/classes have made this conference one of the best in the 30 year history.  We at WRWA wish to thank everyone; attendee, vendor, regulatory official, technical session presenter and speakers for their participation in this year’s conference.  Just wait ‘til next year!  If you attended the conference please fill out the 2018 WRWA conference survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJJD3Z8

SUV flung 10 feet into the air after sewage pipeline bursts in Mumbai – Watch dramatic footage:  In a dramatic incident, a car was thrown up into the air propelled by water that burst out of a sewage pipe in Mumbai’s Borivali area. The video, put out by news agency ANI, shows the moment where a Mahindra Bolero was flung around 10 feet – almost to the height of the second floor of a building  http://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/mumbai-borivali-area-sewage-pipe-bursts-bolero-flung-ten-feet-into-the-air-dramatic-video-brihanmumbai-municipal-corporation-bmc-water-supply-mumbai/212216

EPA’s 6th Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment:  EPA’s 6th Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment shows $472.6 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s drinking water infrastructure over the next 20 years.  https://www.epa.gov/drinkingwatersrf/epas-6th-drinking-water-infrastructure-needs-survey-and-assessment

Synthetic coolant leaks from power cables in Michigan waters:  Submerged cables that carried electricity between Michigan’s two peninsulas were shut down after leaking about 550 gallons (2080 liters) of coolant fluid into the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday.  http://lacrossetribune.com/news/national/synthetic-coolant-leaks-from-power-cables-in-michigan-waters/article_c7aa215b-b18a-5831-aefa-b877338fa76f.html

Model shows how bacteria grow in plumbing systems:  Bacteria in tap water can multiply when a faucet isn’t used for a few days, such as when a house is vacant over a week’s vacation, a new study from University of Illinois engineers found. The study suggests a new method to show how microbial communities, including those responsible for illnesses like Legionnaires’ disease, may assemble inside the plumbing systems of homes and public buildings.  http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2018/04/model-shows-how-bacteria-grow-in-plumbing-systems.html

DNR awards grants for 61 surface water management projects in 36 counties:  Sixty-one lake, river and aquatic invasive species projects designed to improve the state’s waterbodies and wetlands in 36 Wisconsin counties will soon receive more than $4 million in grant funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources surface water grant program.  http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/Article/?id=4222

Only 51 weeks until the 31st Annual Technical conference!  Work has already started for next year’s conference.  Make your plans now for March 26-29, 2019 and join us at the 31st Annual Technical Conference. 

Next up…Golf:  Assuming that winter leaves this year, the WRWA Golf Outing at Foxfire Golf Course in Waupaca will be held on May 16, 2018.  It’s the only time it’s OK to hit some birdies!  https://www.wrwa.org/golf-outing/

Quote:  “Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”     ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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