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January 24, 2018 E-News

DNR board approves measure to limit manure pollution in eastern Wisconsin to protect groundwater:  DNR board approves measure to limit manure pollution in eastern Wisconsin to protect groundwater. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/24/natural-resources-board-approves-measure-limit-manure-pollution-eastern-wisconsin-protect-groundwate/1060117001/

Preventing ‘brown water events’ in Wisconsin not a done deal:  Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approved new rules Wednesday aimed at keeping dairy manure out of drinking water while acknowledging that elected officials haven’t supplied funding to put the rules into action. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/preventing-brown-water-events-in-wisconsin-not-a-done-deal/article_d534dadb-21f9-51ec-8384-dbd6d33c57a2.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

Madison Water Utility’s proposal for custom-built conservation home moves forward:  A proposal to build a house on Madison’s Southeast Side to demonstrate water conservation features is moving forward, while the cost of the project is being scaled back http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/madison-water-utility-s-proposal-for-custom-built-conservation-home/article_ecf5aad7-1ede-5eb9-baf3-2c715c6816f4.html

Nitrates on the rise in Rock County water:  The Rock County Health Department said about 30 percent of wells that are tested have elevated levels of nitrate. http://host.madison.com/nitrates-on-the-rise-in-rock-county-water/youtube_a5ac5feb-3dde-54b1-aa2f-04b990a84bcf.html

Passage of “Leading on Lead” Bill a Win for Public Health:  The State Senate today passed SB48, a bill to allow water utilities to help pay for removal of lead service lines – the top source of lead contamination of drinking water. The “Leading on Lead” bill, introduced last year by Senator Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay) with bipartisan support, already passed the State Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk for signing. http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/0123wisprig.pdf

New Forum at WRWA.org:  A new forum link has been designed for use by municipal systems want to communicate with each other over issues they may have.  Look for the link on the front of the webpage.  https://www.wrwa.org/forum/

WRWA 2018 30th Anniversary Technical Conference:  is now taking registrations for attendees and vendors.  Go to WRWA.org for more information.  https://www.wrwa.org/wrwa-annual-technical-conference/

Quote:  “Water is very forgiving.  Everything lifts in water.”  Saran McLachlan

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