RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  7/21/2021

City of La Crosse puts PFAS-contaminated well online temporarily to flush pipes.  The city of La Crosse put a municipal well that tested positive for PFAS temporarily back into service.  City of La Crosse puts PFAS-contaminated well online temporarily to flush pipes (news8000.com)

What’s next after PFAS found in Eau Claire wells.  In recent years, “PFAS” has become a buzzword in the utility industry, referencing the growing concern over man-made chemicals. Now, four of the 16 wells in Eau Claire have been temporarily turned off after traces of those forever chemicals were found in samples.  What’s next after PFAS found in Eau Claire wells (wqow.com)

Eau Claire’s WRR finds PFAS in sampling wells.  WRR Environmental Services suspects that PFAS chemicals found in groundwater at its facility on Eau Claire’s far south side are from foam used to fight fires there years ago.  Eau Claire’s WRR finds PFAS in sampling wells | Daily Updates | leadertelegram.com

Memo: GOP bill to fund PFAS grants could prevent enforcement of pollution laws.  A Republican bill to help local communities clean up toxic “forever chemicals” would protect polluters from lawsuits and also prevent the state from enforcing its pollution laws, according to a new memo.  Memo: GOP bill to fund PFAS grants could prevent enforcement of pollution laws | Govt-and-politics | lacrossetribune.com

Thunderstorms cause flash flooding in eastern Wisconsin.  Valders Fire Rescue says the village is experiencing heavy flooding Thursday morning with manhole covers popping up. Thunderstorms cause flash flooding in eastern Wisconsin | Wisconsin | lacrossetribune.com

Green Bay considers pesticide policy as concerns rise over pollutants in Fox, East rivers.  What is the problem, exactly? According to a 2016 report from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, phosphorus, a chemical commonly found in fertilizers (also called P fertilizer) ranging from manure to familiar brand names, devastated the East River watershed, adding 26,086 pounds per year to the water.  Green Bay considers pesticide rules to protect Fox, East rivers (greenbaypressgazette.com)

Do you know someone that should win an award?  WRWA has extended the deadline for nominating fellow operators and systems for an award at the upcoming State Conference.  If you would like to nominate anybody, please go to our website, ​​ (wrwa.org),  download the award form and get it back to us by Friday, July 23.

Conference is looking really good this year.  Lots of training and a “bigger than ever” exhibit hall is going to be the event of the year.  Go to our website, ​ (wrwa.org), to register today.

Quote: “Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything in second place.” – William C. Bryant