Wednesday , 15 August 2018

June 13, 2018 E-News

State regulators OK $6 million Stevens Point water and sewer office project:  State regulators have given Stevens Point approval to build nearly $6 million in office and storage space that will begin a series of changes for the city’s water and sewer departments.

Wisconsin Retirement System Trust Funds Investment Performance:  The WRS is the 9th largest public pension fund in the U.S. and 25th largest public or private pension fund in the world.

City debates water agreement, Alderman refuses to support Mount Pleasant:  While most of the eyes on the Foxconn Technology Group project are on the developments above ground, public officials are also keeping an eye on the area below ground.

How clean is the water in Manitowoc County?:  In 2014, Manitowoc County’s Soil and Water Department developed a survey to identify what the public views as our most critical environmental concerns locally. The top concern was water contamination.

Flood memories still vivid but for some the 2008 event has provided new opportunity:  Dams failed, roads washed out, basements filled, businesses were lost, levees were breached and farmland flooded. The most dramatic event happened the day before when Lake Delton drained into the Wisconsin River, taking with it five homes and millions of dollars in business from the resorts and other businesses that rimmed the lake or relied on its water.

Treated tap water restored to 4 Iowa cities:  People in four Iowa cities have been told they can once again safely drink water from their taps.

Inmates flood Kentucky police chief’s office with sewage:  Inmates housed in an aging lockup flooded a Kentucky police chief’s office with sewage by flushing jumpsuits and shredded bedding down the toilets.

New free water training classes sponsored by the Sportsman’s Raffle throughout the state. We are offering these classes at no cost to our Water operators in each Rural Water district. The Sportsman’s Raffle has been a great part of Rural Water, and what a better way to honor their hard work than to have 5 free water training sessions which they made possible!  Please plan to attend any of the following:


July 12, 2018 – Bay Area Rural Transit (BART), 2216 6th Street East, Ashland WI

July 19, 2018 – WRWA Technology Center, 351 Water Way, Plover WI

July 25, 2018 – Cravath Lake Community Center, 341 S Fremont Street, Whitewater WI

August 9, 2018 – Valders Senior Center, 420 N Liberty Street, Valders WI

August 30, 2018 – Fennimore Memorial Building (Legion Room), 860 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore WI


Quote:  “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”  Martin Luther King

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