Wednesday , 15 August 2018

July 25, 2018 E-News

1 Month Later, Long Recovery Remains For Flood-Damaged Northern Wisconsin:  One month after floods caused $11 million in damage, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been getting a closer look at washed out roads in northern Wisconsin. Three teams have been conducting assessments this week on whether the region will qualify for a federal disaster declaration. The declaration is tied to money that could help the region with its recovery.  https://www.wpr.org/one-month-later-long-recovery-remains-flood-damaged-northern-wisconsin

EPA Says It Welcomes Public’s Ideas On Continued Great Lakes Cleanup:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants the public to help shape the next five years of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  https://www.wpr.org/epa-says-it-welcomes-publics-ideas-continued-great-lakes-cleanup

US prosecutors: Water company illegally dumped toxic waste:  The California company that sells Crystal Geyser bottled water has been charged with illegally disposing of arsenic-tainted wastewater, federal prosecutors said Thursday.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/national/us-prosecutors-water-company-illegally-dumped-toxic-waste/article_2b513060-0747-5554-bd08-a076d83c32ea.html

Environmental group warns of potential solvent in La Crosse water:  Trichlorethylene was found in the La Crosse water system between 2010 and 2015, the last year for which data are available. Although average levels were well below federal limits, it could still be cause for concern, especially for infants and fetuses, according to a national nonprofit organization.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/environmental-group-warns-of-potential-solvent-in-la-crosse-water/article_82d8389e-5579-5759-b503-3bf1ee91de43.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2

Will Michigan health chief face charges in Flint deaths?:  A judge is expected to decide whether Michigan’s health director should face trial in the deaths of two men during a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak amid Flint’s water crisis.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/national/will-michigan-health-chief-face-charges-in-flint-deaths/article_dc962f15-b809-53f1-996b-fb22169fa3f4.html

Brokaw residents agree to let village of Maine carry their water in the future:  All 70 former Brokaw Water Utility customers have agreed to instead get those services from the nearby village of Maine, a necessary step for Maine to start a water utility, according to documents filed with the state Public Service Commission.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/07/20/brokaw-water-customers-say-theyll-get-services-village-maine/808097002/

2 last Fee Free Water Classes are coming to you in August:  DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, August 9-Valders, August 30- Fennimore

Quote:  “Once you carry your own water, you will learn the value of every drop.”-Namibian proverb

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