RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   7/13/2022

Oshkosh has $382,500 to help homeowners replace lead water pipes. Here’s how to access it.  The money, obtained through Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Safe Drinking Water Loan Program, is used to help offset the cost of replacing outdated pipes.  Oshkosh offers grant money to help homeowners replace lead water pipes (thenorthwestern.com)

Here’s where testing has located ‘forever chemicals’ in fish caught in Wisconsin waters.  The state Department of Natural Resources has issued a number of notices over the last several years for anglers to limit their consumption of some fish caught in certain water bodies due to high levels of toxic “forever chemicals.”  ​​​Where testing has located PFAS in fish caught in Wisconsin waters (jsonline.com)

Wausau could soon have some of the best water in the country, thanks to ‘forever chemical’ filters.  After the installation of a new water treatment system to address “forever chemicals,” Wausau will likely have some of the best drinking water in the country.  ​​​Wausau hopes PFAS fix gives it the best drinking water in the country (jsonline.com)

‘It would mean a good night’s sleep’: Private well owners ask for ‘forever chemical’ standards for groundwater.  After the Natural Resources Board failed to advance standards for toxic “forever chemicals” in groundwater earlier this year, Peshtigo resident Cindy Boyle felt as if her community was being left unprotected by the state because it gets its drinking water from private wells.  ​​​Wisconsin private well owners seek state action on groundwater PFAS (jsonline.com)

Whiting water tests below state standards for ‘forever chemicals’ but exceeds federal recommendations.  Village water showed trace amounts of two forms of “forever chemicals,” according to newly released testing results.  ​​​​Village of Whiting tests two municipal water wells for PFAS chemicals (stevenspointjournal.com)

Eau Claire councilman questions ARPA money use to address PFAS contamination.  Using $1 million in COVID-19 pandemic-recovery funds to help address PFAS contamination at the city’s wellfield prompted questions from Eau Claire City Council members on Monday night.  ​​Eau Claire councilman questions ARPA money use to address PFAS contamination | Front Page | leadertelegram.com

Time is running out on National Rural Water Association’s Class Action Lawsuit for PFAS related to recouping any money spent on PFAS related issues.  This lawsuit could recoup 100% of the costs of treatment, remediation, testing or other costs associated with PFAS in your system.  There is no costs to register and be a part of this program.   Please contact me for more information.  You must be registered to be part of this lawsuit.  ​​(New Message) ​​The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) PFAS Contamination Lawsuit · Napoli Shkolnik (napolilaw.com)   (nrwa.org)

Expo is going to be here soon.  Register and plan to attend our Operator Expo on August 18th.  Training, exhibitors, food and fun.  And also, road construction!  Watch for directions around a bridge construction project.  We’ll get you here safely.  Outdoor Expo – WRWA

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