Tony Evers taps more clean water proposals, including closer look at southwest Wisconsin wells. Gov. Tony Evers called for more clean drinking water measures Wednesday, including funding to address contaminated wells and a new drinking-water study in three southwest Wisconsin counties where nearly half of wells recently were found to be contaminated. https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/tony-evers-taps-more-clean-water-proposals-including-closer-look/article_2660ecf4-3e68-5195-9b65-eb7627bbad75.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news&utm_medium=WhatCounts&utm_content=AD782472B79B93D20F58C2B8A32345DE1840D5A5
Wisconsin Counties Hopeful New Money For Groundwater Will Help Address Causes: County officials dealing with groundwater contamination in Wisconsin say they’re hopeful new statewide initiatives will help them better understand the problem. https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-counties-hopeful-new-money-groundwater-will-help-address-causes
Sewer agreements highlight tortuous path to local government cooperation in La Crosse area: La Crosse County municipalities have been talking regionalization for decades, saying it’s a way to be more efficient, avoid duplication of services and, most importantly, save taxpayers money. https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/sewer-agreements-highlight-tortuous-path-to-local-government-cooperation-in/article_377a1120-c8f1-505d-9042-b15f9a565733.html
Tammy Baldwin expresses worries over delay in Johnson Controls’ response to contamination: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin expressed worries this week in a letter to the top officer of Johnson Controls International about the company’s “delayed response” to contamination of groundwater in Marinette in northeastern Wisconsin. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2019/02/15/tammy-baldwin-questions-johnson-controls-response-pollution/2871725002/
5 weeks to Conference! Have you registered yet? This is going to be a big year. Vendors we are down to about 10 booths. Don’t miss out. https://www.wrwa.org/wrwa-annual-technical-conference/
By the way, if you receive one of those invoices I warned you about last week, remember, we do not send invoices by e-mail. This is a problem that many agencies are suffering through, including WRWA.
Quote: “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” -Unknown