Sunday , 25 August 2019

August 7, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….    8/7/19

Wisconsin DNR investigating spill from sand mine in Jackson Co.  The Wisconsin DNR confirms it’s investigating a spill from a sand mine in Jackson Co. near the town of Hixton.  https://www.news8000.com/news/wisconsin-dnr-investigating-spill-from-sand-mine-in-jackson-co/1105982930

City of Waukesha proposed water diversion public hearing.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing on the wetland and waterways permit application for the City of Waukesha’s proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan for its municipal water supply. The hearing will also cover the DNR’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the overall diversion project.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4810

FEMA to review storm damage to public property in 17 counties, 2 tribal reservations.  Two weeks after a series of heavy storms swept through central and northern Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers announced the state is looking into whether it will seek federal disaster assistance.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2019/08/03/evers-seeks-fema-assessment-disaster-relief-after-july-storms/1909304001/

Study: 32 of 35 wells in rural southwestern Wisconsin had fecal contamination.  As worries grow over contamination of rural drinking water, a new study of private wells in southwestern Wisconsin found the overwhelming majority were contaminated with fecal matter.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2019/08/01/water-quality-study-finds-fecal-matter-rural-wisconsin-wells/1883120001/

DNR announces results of Madison PFAS contamination pilot study.  A pilot study commissioned by the Department of Natural Resources reveals the possibility of additional sources of PFAS contamination near two Madison drinking water wells.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4809

Tony Evers orders new farm rules to limit nitrate pollution in drinking water.  Gov. Tony Evers announced plans Wednesday to create new limits on farm field runoff designed to keep nitrates out of drinking water.  https://madison.com/news/local/environment/evers-orders-new-farm-rules-to-limit-nitrate-pollution-in/article_979926bf-1abb-53fe-8719-3a503568d680.html

Have you registered for the Annual Operator Expo yet?  Well why not.  It’s going to be a great day!  We have 3 tapping teams coming in for a competition.  Come see who wins!  Go to https://www.wrwa.org/outdoor-expo/ for information and registration.

Quote:  “A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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