Wednesday , 19 September 2018

August 15, 2018 E-News

Green Bay refuses to compensate families whose homes were damaged by water main break:  City officials have decided not to compensate residents whose homes were damaged in a February water main break, raising the prospect of a court fight.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/10/green-bay-refuses-compensate-families-whose-homes-were-damaged-water-main-break/951819002/

Campbellsport couple on the hook for 3-month $2,512 water bill, commission says:  A Campbellsport couple must pay the Municipal Water Utility for the 284,100 gallons of water used at their house between December 2017 and March of this year, the Public Service Commission determined Thursday.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/03/campbellsport-couple-hook-3-month-2-512-water-bill/893346002/

72 sickened in waterborne illness outbreak at Minnesota campground:  Minnesota health officials say they’ve identified at least 72 people who have gotten sick in a waterborne illness outbreak at a Zumbrota campground.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/mn/sickened-in-waterborne-illness-outbreak-at-minnesota-campground/article_451704ba-adbb-5f4f-aadc-74fb6f584edb.html

More than 99 percent of Wisconsin’s public water systems met safe drinking water standards in 2017:  More than 99 percent of the state’s public water systems provided water that met safe drinking water standards, according to the 2017 Annual Drinking Water Report published by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources this month.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/article/?id=4331

DNR to host public hearing on draft Wisconsin River Basin water quality improvement study:  The draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study will provide a strategic framework and prioritize resources for water quality improvement in the Wisconsin River Basin.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/article/?id=4334

Eight days until WRWA Operator Expo:  Eight days and counting on the largest outdoor Exposition in our Water/Wastewater Industry.  Have you registered yet?  A full day of hands-on demonstrations, classroom training and vendor displays will keep you going all day.  Lunch is great too!  Visit https://www.wrwa.org/outdoor-expo/ for more information and registration.

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