RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  6/9/2021

Wisconsin DHS advises against watering fruits, vegetables with PFAs-contaminated water.  Gardeners in Campbell might be able to water their flowers, lawns and other plants without fear, but they might want to hold off on watering edible plants because of PFAs well contamination, according to a Wisconsin Department of Health Services advisory.  https://www.news8000.com/wisconsin-dnr-advises-against-watering-edible-plants-in-town-of-campbell-gardens-with-pfas-contaminated-water/

Wisconsin DNR considering how long to provide free bottled water to Town of Campbell families.  Roughly 1,100 Town of Campbell families are now receiving water from Wisconsin DNR. But it’s not clear how long the free bottled water will last.  https://www.news8000.com/wisconsin-dnr-considering-how-long-to-provide-free-bottled-water-to-town-of-campbell-families/

Algae blooms close 5 Madison-area beaches.  The blooms result from fertilizer running off lawns and farm fields into lakes, ponds and rivers.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/algae-blooms-close-5-madison-area-beaches/article_79d86d80-75ab-53d9-a683-dc641977704e.html

Where did the term ‘bubbler’ come from, and are we the only ones who say it?.  Drinking fountains go back to ancient times, but the gush of interest in cleaner drinking water in cities in the late 19th century led to a boom in drinking fountains just about everywhere — including Wisconsin.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/green-sheet/2020/02/25/why-bubbler-what-water-drinking-fountain-called-wisconsin-milwaukee/4793730002/

Forecast is sunny and warm with an increasing chance of training and new technology.  WRWA Operator Expo is on and looking really good.  If you missed this event, don’t miss it this year.  Go to our website, Outdoor Expo – WRWA for registration.

Coming up soon, WRWA Annual Conference.  Stay tuned for more information.

Quote: “It’s so hot out I’ve got my AC cranked all the way up to bankruptcy.” – Maxine