RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  3/24/2021

Wisconsin Legislature approves funding bill for utility ratepayer advocate.  Wisconsin lawmakers have approved a bill to provide the state’s consumer advocate with funding to negotiate more favorable utility rates.  https://chippewa.com/news/state-and-regional/wisconsin-legislature-approves-funding-bill-for-utility-ratepayer-advocate/article_2b6e7609-1b2f-56b0-8701-0f8592621726.html

La Crosse mayor turned down DNR guidance to provide clean water to more residents with contaminated wells.  The City of La Crosse turned down a state suggestion to provide water to all residents impacted by a “forever chemical” contamination, records show.   https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2021/03/19/la-crosse-mayor-turned-down-guidance-provide-more-bottled-water/4739537001/

Driftless Area Water Study well water testing coming up.  The Driftless Area Water Study (DAWS) well water testing program for Crawford, Richland and Vernon counties is coming up on Monday, April 19.  https://lacrossetribune.com/community/vernonbroadcaster/news/driftless-area-water-study-well-water-testing-coming-up/article_ac6aacf8-b7ad-53fd-b3a2-327c64dc7839.html

What are the Packers digging up in the Lambeau lot along South Oneida Street? We have the answer.  The Green Bay Packers are relocating a 400,000-gallon wastewater surge tank at Lambeau Field to allow for expansion.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2021/02/24/green-bay-packers-relocating-wastewater-surge-tank-lambeau-field/6785774002/

Interested in being a WRWA Board member?  District 3 has an opening due to retirement.  If you are interested in bringing your knowledge and experience to WRWA for helping to grow and strengthen the Association, please consider running for board member.  We will be asking for applications for the next few weeks.  Districts 4 & 5 also have re-elections coming up.  If you are interested in running against the incumbent Director in these districts please contact me and I can get you started.

Golf Anyone??  It’s back and we can’t wait.  WRWA Golf Outing will be May 19th at the Par4 Resort in Waupaca.  Go to our website, www.wrwa.org/golf-outing/ , for registration and plan a day in the warm Wisconsin Spring to lose some golf balls.

Upcoming Special Events:

Golf Outing- https://www.wrwa.org/golf-outing/

Operator Expo- https://www.wrwa.org/outdoor-expo/

Technical Conference – August 31 – September 3, 2021 La Crosse, WI More Information will be available later in the year on the WRWA website

Quote: “My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.” – Lee Trevino