RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………….    2/26/20 

$10 million plan for water quality improvement in Wisconsin.  Water quality in Wisconsin is an ongoing issue but communities needing support may soon find relief. Ten bi-partisan bills passed in the State Assembly Tuesday night all aimed to improving the quality of water in the state. It’s a $10 million plan that includes the ten bills.  https://www.wbay.com/content/news/10-million-plan-for-water-quality-improvement-in-Wisconsin–568018561.html

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill to combat PFAS pollution.  Wisconsin Assembly Republicans hastily put together a bill addressing PFAS contamination and pushed it through to the Senate early Friday, just moments before adjourning for the year. https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Wisconsin-Assembly-passes-bill-to-combat-PFAS-pollution-568072741.html

Late-night Assembly push targeting PFAS could face roadblocks in Wisconsin Senate.  A hasty push early Friday morning to target PFAS contamination may have cleared the Wisconsin Assembly, but it appears likely to face hurdles in the state Senate.  https://madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/late-night-assembly-push-targeting-pfas-could-face-roadblocks-in/article_8651b563-aff7-50fc-b35a-9ea6937ea462.html

DNR Directs Johnson Controls To Expand Drinking Water Sampling For PFAS.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is directing a Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam to expand its investigation of drinking water that might be contaminated by so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.  https://www.wpr.org/dnr-directs-johnson-controls-expand-drinking-water-sampling-pfas

Wisconsin rural roads receive national attention, deteriorating condition blamed on lack of funding.  s Wisconsin receives national attention being highlighted in a New York Times piece on the struggle to mend declining rural roads, residents are hoping for a fix.  https://www.channel3000.com/wisconsin-rural-roads-receive-national-attention-deteriorating-condition-blamed-on-lack-of-funding/

Final countdown to conference is on.  Only 20 days left to Conference.  Registration is available at www.wrwa.org.  Lots of great education and lots of the newest technology in the industry.  Mark March 17-20, 2020 WRWA Conference week.  See you there

Quote: “In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” – Lao Tzu