RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………………. 1/2/20
Digging Deeper: La Crosse Well Contamination. Wisconsin is fighting about 30 PFAS contamination sites statewide, including two PFAS contaminated wells neighboring the La Crosse Airport. https://wxow.com/2019/12/31/digging-deeper-la-crosse-well-contamination/
Wisconsin Fire Agencies Ditch Hazardous Firefighting Foam. Some Wisconsin fire departments have stopped using firefighting foam that contains a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to increased cholesterol and cancer risk, among other health hazards. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/articles/2020-01-01/wisconsin-fire-agencies-ditch-hazardous-firefighting-foam
Manure runoff from Kewaunee County CAFO confirmed in town of Carlton. People in the vicinity of Wakker Dairy who use well water should monitor their water after manure runoff was reported at the farm Monday afternoon, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/kewaunee-county/2019/12/11/manure-runoff-kewaunee-county-cafo-confirmed-town-carlton/4403122002/
Ice jam causes flooding in Oconto. Ice Jam causes major flooding in Oconto. https://www.wbay.com/video?vid=566611261
Milwaukee residents trying to clean up after water main break destroys furnaces, belongings. The pile of mud-covered belongings grew outside Maria Santoy’s home on South 60th Street Tuesday morning, hinting at the destruction in the basement, where she estimated 5 feet of water had flooded in just days before. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2019/12/31/milwaukee-residents-trying-clean-up-after-water-main-break/2783948001/
It’s time to start thinking about WRWA Conference again. Lot’s of new thing to learn and see at this year’s conference. Lead and Copper, AWIA, EMOR, PFAS, CCRs, UCMR5; do you know what these are? We can show and tell for you at the WRWA Technical Conference, March 17-20, 2020. Nominate someone for an award while you’re at it! Go to our website, https://www.wrwa.org/wrwa-annual-technical-conference/ for more information and registration. See you at the Conference!
Quote: “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change” – Taylor Swift