RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………… 6/19/19
Differences Remain Over Addressing CAFO Compliance, Enforcement. No one is completely satisfied with action this week from the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee on proposed fees and additional positions to oversee concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in Wisconsin. The growing number of large farms in the state has contributed to increasing concerns over the potential for pollution. https://www.wpr.org/differences-remain-over-addressing-cafo-compliance-enforcement
About 1,000 dead trout collected from creek after manure spill. The Department of Natural Resources is continuing to monitor a manure spill they say led to a “significant fish kill” in Bostwick Creek in Bangor. DNR warns that fishing is compromised in the area downstream of the spill. https://www.news8000.com/news/about-1-000-dead-trout-have-collected-from-a-creek-after-manure-spill/1086618769
Dairy Farms, Expert Presentations and Conversations on Tap for 2019 Water Matters Tours. Water is one of Wisconsin’s most precious resources, requiring commitment and focus from elected officials, community members, farmers and regulators to ensure that water quality is protected and preserved for generations to come. https://pdpw.org/news/press-releases/details/watermatterstours2019
Gov. Evers Announces Drinking Water Protections for Emerging Health Contaminants. Gov. Tony Evers, who declared 2019 the “Year of Clean Drinking Water” today announced the passage of two resolutions designed to protect Wisconsin’s drinking water from toxic chemicals. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/24b49e7
Spring rains, snowmelt and high-water tables continue to cause flooding problems across the state. Over the past several years Wisconsin has received a record-breaking amount of precipitation resulting in high water and flooding issues in several areas across the state. https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4764
CCR time – Have you completed your CCR yet? Times a wasting if you haven’t!
We have started planning the WRWA Annual Operator Expo for August 22. Have you planned to attend. Keep tuned to our website, www.WRWA.org for more information.
Quote: “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
Due to NRWA In-Service there will be no news next week.