June 5, 2024 E-News

June 5, 2024 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   6/5/2024

Heavy rain leads to mudslide, flooding in spots across southern Wisconsin – Strong storms brought heavy rain to southern Wisconsin on Monday, leading to a mudslide in Grant County and localized flooding in Rock County. Heavy rain leads to mudslide, flooding in spots across southern Wisconsin | Top Stories | wkow.com

Water rate increase approved for Altoona – Residents in Altoona will soon experience a price hike on their water bills. In May, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved the request to increase water rates. As we’ve previously reported, the rate increase will generate an extra $512,000 in revenue. Water rate increase approved for Altoona | Chippewa Valley News | wqow.com

Portage residents to pay 25% more for their sewage, starting next month – Portage residents will start paying 25% more for their sewer usage beginning July 1 so the city can obtain funding for an estimated $43 million renovation at its wastewater treatment facility needed to comply with state regulations. Portage residents to pay 25% more for sewage next month (wiscnews.com)

A key Atlanta water main break is now fixed, but a boil advisory is still in place for many, city says – Crews in Atlanta completed repairs Wednesday morning to a key water main whose break, among others, contributed to a huge swath of the city spending days without safe drinking water – though a boil advisory remains in effect for many homes and businesses “out of an abundance of caution,” the city said. A key Atlanta water main break is now fixed, but a boil advisory is still in place for many, city says (msn.com)

Why the science of tides was crucial for D-Day – June 6, 1944, the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy and took the Nazis by surprise in the largest sea-to-land invasion in history.  This would be remembered as D-Day. It ultimately led to the end of World War II in Europe. However, this planned attack wouldn’t have been possible without deep, specific knowledge of ocean tides. The science of ocean tides were critical to D-Day : Short Wave : NPR

Quote: “I have returned many times to honour the valiant men who died…every man who set foot on Omaha Beach was a hero.”  – Omar Bradley, U.S. Army officer who served as the field commander of American soldiers during the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.