RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………………………………………………………………….   6/9/2022

High levels of ‘forever chemicals’ found in water south of the Fort McCoy military base.  State officials are asking anglers to reduce consumption of certain species of fish harvested from a pond near the Fort McCoy military base because of high levels of PFAS, the latest example of the chemicals being detected in Wisconsin waterways.  ​​PFAS found in pond near Fort McCoy military base in Wisconsin (jsonline.com)

Public cautioned not to eat fish from La Crosse River pond near Sparta due to PFAS.  The public is being advised against consuming certain fish from a Monroe County fishing pond after sampling for PFAS returned positive.  Public cautioned not to eat fish from La Crosse River pond near Sparta due to PFAS | State and Regional News | madison.com

Judge extends hold on order limiting Wisconsin DNR’s pollution enforcement powers.  The ruling was issued in a case brought by the state’s largest business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and an Oconomowoc dry cleaner, which sought to block the DNR from requiring cleanup of the chemicals that have polluted groundwater in sites across the state, including Madison, Marinette and La Crosse.  Judge extends hold on order limiting Wisconsin DNR’s pollution enforcement powers | Science & Environment | madison.com

Memorial Union, Spring Harbor beaches closed due to blue-green algae.  Despite unseasonably cool, wet weather, blue-green algae blooms led Public Health Madison and Dane County to close Memorial Union and Spring Harbor beaches Wednesday.  ​​​​Memorial Union, Spring Harbor beaches closed due to blue-green algae | Science & Environment | madison.com

Water talk draws crowd in Eau Claire.  Voices both for and against a proposal to bring a bottled water company to Eau Claire spoke Tuesday evening at a community discussion that attracted over a hundred people.  ​​​​Water talk draws crowd in Eau Claire | Front Page | leadertelegram.com

Lots and Lots of training available.  This includes Upcoming Clerks Training and the return of Toni Glymph-Martin’s Wastewater Microbiology class!  Go to our website:  ​Events Archive – WRWA for more information and registration.

Expo is coming in August 18.  Registration opens soon for individuals.  Vendor Registration and call for presentations are now open.  ​Outdoor Expo – WRWA

Quote:  “Today I got gas for $1.57.  Unfortunately, it was at Taco Bell.” – Discussion with wife Tuesday night.