RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  7/14/2021

Wisconsin receives $42.7 million for rural infrastructure.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $307 million in investments in the form of grants and loans for rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, with a significant portion of the funds set aside for Wisconsin. Municipalities in 34 states and Puerto Rico will receive the grants or loans to address critical infrastructure issues.  (

SEN. JACQUE’S BIPARTISAN CLEAN WATER BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.  Gov. Tony Evers late yesterday signed the first initiative in State Sen. André Jacque’s (R-De Pere) Clean Water Agenda that will protect our groundwater by extending funding to repair failing septic systems.  ​​ (

Court: DNR Can Impose Farm Conditions, Consider Well Impact.  Wisconsin regulators can impose operating conditions on factory farms and consider high-capacity wells’ cumulative environmental impacts when deciding whether to grant permits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  ​Court: DNR Can Impose Farm Conditions, Consider Well Impact | Wisconsin News | US News

DNR Approves Waukesha App to Pull Lake Michigan Water.  Wisconsin environmental officials have given the city of Waukesha final approval to withdraw water from Lake Michigan.  ​DNR Approves Waukesha App to Pull Lake Michigan Water | Wisconsin News | US News

Painters misspell ‘Plover’ on city’s water tower.  Painters scrambled Friday to fix a giant typo on a central Wisconsin village’s water tower.  ​Painters misspell ‘Plover’ on city’s water tower | Wisconsin |

Eau Claire shuts down wells after PFAS found in water.  On Monday the city announced that it had shut down four out of the 16 wells that provide Eau Claire’s drinking water supply when it received test results showing levels of PFAS exceeding state standards.  Eau Claire shuts down wells after PFAS found in water | Front Page |

Registration continues for the largest Conference in the water industry in the state:  Go to Annual Technical Conference – WRWA to register operators, Vendors, best tasting Water, Award Nominations and more.  This is going to be a highlight of the year for sure.

Quote: “Maybe the guy yelling random words into the sky at the bus stop isn’t crazy…maybe he’s just trying to read the Plover water tower.” – slight modification to the quote from THEREALJJCOOL