Wednesday , 19 December 2018

December 5, 2018 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….    12/5/18

Due to E. coli, Lannon Elementary School might go the entire year without clean water:  A plan for getting clean water to Lannon Elementary School has been delayed by cost issues.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northwest/news/lannon/2018/11/30/lannon-postponing-clean-water-hookup-its-elementary-school/2149159002/

Flint officials say milestone reached in lead line work:  Flint officials said Tuesday they are a year ahead of schedule in tackling a court-mandated order to deal with lead service lines as the Michigan city recovers from its contaminated water crisis, but an environmental group that sued to make changes disputes the accomplishment.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/national/flint-officials-say-milestone-reached-in-lead-line-work/article_77d907d7-579b-5e78-9260-206bdd93ac6c.html

Wisconsin DNR: Invasive New Zealand mudsnail found in two new Dane County streams:  New Zealand mudsnails, an invasive snail species, have been verified in two new streams in Dane County: Brewery Creek and Badfish Creek. Their identification marks the first time that these tiny foreign snails have been found in the Rock River watershed.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wisconsin-dnr-invasive-new-zealand-mudsnail-found-in-two-new/article_f9e13ec0-9f78-5cad-9725-70a7eea90149.html

Results are in on Douglas County’s water quality:  Peter Kruit twisted the cap on a bottle and poured the clear liquid into a cup. He then passed the cup so people could smell the malodorous water drawn from his tap.  “It smells kind of like sulfur,” said Lindsey Krumrie, Douglas County environmental health specialist.  https://www.superiortelegram.com/news/science-and-nature/4530133-results-are-douglas-countys-water-quality

Emergency Preparedness training is coming in February.  Keep an eye on our training site for details on this important session on responding to and recovering from an emergency situation.  A nice refresher after the recent summer floods.

Quote:  “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”-Proverb

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