RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   8/11/2021

Global Warming Is Happening More Rapidly. Wisconsin Is Already Feeling It.  Temperatures across the world are expected to rise past a level that scientists had hoped to avoid through drastic cuts in carbon emissions, according to a new report from a United Nations panel on climate change. Scientists say many changes from past and future emissions will result in irreversible changes for centuries to come.  Global Warming Is Happening More Rapidly. Wisconsin Is Already Feeling It. | Wisconsin Public Radio (wpr.org)

Weekend Storms Set Records For Severe Weather In Western, Southern Wisconsin.  Parts of western and southern Wisconsin are cleaning up after record-breaking severe weather over the weekend. The most powerful tornado to hit Wisconsin in more than a decade touched down Saturday, and the heaviest rains in a 24-hour period reported in La Crosse since 1884 happened Saturday into Sunday.  Weekend Storms Set Records For Severe Weather In Western, Southern Wisconsin | Wisconsin Public Radio (wpr.org)

Heavy rains lead to sewage overflows; water usage alert issued.  Torrential rainfall has caused the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to release untreated stormwater into Lake Michigan.  Heavy rains lead to sewage overflows; water usage alert issued (wisn.com)

Town of Campbell homeowners file class action lawsuit against chemical companies and distributors of fire fighting foam.  48 Town of Campbell homeowners have filed a class action lawsuit against dozens chemical companies and distributors of fire fighting foam.  Town of Campbell homeowners file class action lawsuit against chemical companies and distributors of fire fighting foam (news8000.com)

Fort Atkinson fire destroys warehouse, injures firefighters, drains water tower.  Rausch said crews nearly “drained the city water system” while combating the blaze, leading to the department’s decision to let the rest of the building and its contents burn.  Fort Atkinson fire destroys warehouse, injures firefighters, drains water tower | State and Regional | lacrossetribune.com

Conference is less than 3 weeks away.  The WRWA 33rd annual Technical Conference is finalizing last minute details and is ready to go.  Go to 2021-Conference-General-Registration-Form.pdf (wrwa.org) to register to attend the best training and exhibit hall in the state.  Don’t let anybody tell you different, we are ready to go.

Coronavirus concerns.  We are suggesting that if our attendees wish to wear a mask to please feel free to do so.  If you are not vaccinated there is a greater chance of contracting COVID so you should mask up.  If you are vaccinated, please feel free to mask also.  There is a lot of room to space away from others and sanitizing stations throughout the La Crosse Center.  We are also recommending if you don’t feel well to not attend.  We wish to make everyone feel safe and taken care of at our event.

Quote: “If you wait for it to flood, it’ll be too late.” – Paul Parker