Wednesday , 20 February 2019

January 9, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….    1/9/19

Task force promised by GOP leader after study finds 42 percent of tested wells tainted:  A day after researchers reported that 42 percent of tested wells in southwest Wisconsin were contaminated, state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would create a task force to study state water quality.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/task-force-promised-by-gop-leader-after-study-finds-percent/article_115664cd-2544-5af9-ad9f-91be087a21ab.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AD782472B79B93D20F58C2B8A32345DE1840D5A5

Drinking water contamination linked to chemicals seeping from air base rose slightly:  Testing results released Monday show a slight increase in hazardous fluorinated compounds in Madison drinking water.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/drinking-water-contamination-linked-to-chemicals-seeping-from-air-base/article_da2c8fd9-55db-5790-b90f-c2a3b0cd2d0f.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AD782472B79B93D20F58C2B8A32345DE1840D5A5

Guilty plea planned in wastewater discharge test scam:  A court document says a former supervisor intends to plead guilty to federal charges that he conspired with others to manipulate water sample test results at the Sioux City wastewater treatment plant.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/ia/guilty-plea-planned-in-wastewater-discharge-test-scam/article_c9400bf4-d2f4-5701-8844-97f4dfd1da9e.html

La Crosse wastewater facility requires up to $20 million to reduce phosphorus pollution, report says:  The La Crosse wastewater treatment plant will require up to $20 million in upgrades to meet Wisconsin water quality standards that go into effect in 2025, according to a preliminary phosphorus reduction plan by the city’s sewer utility.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/la-crosse-wastewater-facility-requires-up-to-million-to-reduce/article_947d4b5d-603c-5f2d-8fc4-023f5f1cc866.html

Juneau County lawsuit: Dairy companies knew they were contaminating groundwater, wells:  A company fighting for more than six years to build a mega-dairy near Wisconsin Rapids is in a new legal battle over nitrates that contaminated water supplies near another of its operations. https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/01/07/nitrate-pollution-juneau-county-residents-sue-central-sands-wysocki/2435677002/

11 weeks to the WRWA 2019 Technical Conference.  If you’re an operator, be sure to get your registration in soon.  If you’re a vendor, be sure to get your exhibit registration in and get a spot in the largest Water and Wastewater Conference in the industry.  Remember to nominate some of your colleagues for an Operator of the Year Award or System Award.  Go to wrwa.org for more information.  https://www.wrwa.org/wrwa-annual-technical-conference/

Quote:  “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

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