Tuesday , 20 March 2018

January 17, 2018 E-News

Citizen activists call for ouster of Milwaukee mayor and federal investigation over city handling of lead in water:  Four days after the Milwaukee health commissioner resigned over his department’s handling of lead testing, a group of 30 activists met outside Mayor Tom Barrett’s office calling for his resignation and for an investigation by the U.S. attorney.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/01/16/citizen-activists-call-ouster-milwaukee-mayor-and-federal-investigation-over-city-handling-lead-wate/1036349001/

Rivers and streams getting too much salt, so study will flag where chloride is coming from:  As a cold weather volunteer for the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Carey monitors water quality in local streams even if they are ice-covered, specifically checking for chloride that flows into waterways after the spreading of salt on roads and parking lots.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/01/15/rivers-and-streams-getting-too-much-salt-so-study-flag-where-chloride-coming/1017261001/

Panel advances bills encouraging apprenticeships:  State lawmakers gave favorable recommendations on Tuesday to a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeships and ultimately the trades.  http://dailyreporter.com/2018/01/16/panel-advances-bills-encouraging-apprenticeships/

Jill Billings, Jennifer Shilling push bills to require DNR notice of water pollution permit violations:  Two area lawmakers have introduced legislation that would make local government and residents aware when there are violations of state-issued water pollution discharge permits.  http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/jill-billings-jennifer-shilling-push-bills-to-require-dnr-notice/article_3347196f-1912-5b48-88a3-f454bd963075.html

Not a Drop Good to Drink:  Raw water is unfiltered and untreated water – in other words straight from the source. And raw water is hot. That’s the takeaway from a New York Times account of Silicon Valley’s growing interest in the raw water business.  https://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2018-01-09/raw-water-trend-puts-elites-interests-above-infrastructure-investment

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Register for a fun day of Ice Fishing at Fox Lake:  Go to wrwa.org and sign up to enter our Ice Fisheree on January 24 and 25.  Raffles and a fun Trophy goes to lucky anglers.

Registration for vendors and attendees is open for the 3oth Annual Technical Conference in La Crosse.  March 26-29.  This is a big year with lots of new training and an extensive Exhibitor Hall.  Go to wrwa.org for registration and more info.

Quote:  “It is life, I think to watch the Water.  A man can learn so many things.”  Nicolas Sparks

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