RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   5/3/2023

New Toolkit Available to Help Local Leaders Address PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) today announced a new tool to assist community leaders and elected officials in understanding their options for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in drinking water.  ​​New Toolkit Available To Help Local Leaders Address PFAS Contamination In Drinking Water  | Wisconsin DNR

After Mississippi River flooding, Wisconsin mayors look to future, clean up efforts.  Some Wisconsin cities are still recovering from near-record high levels of Mississippi River flooding last week as mayors look for ways to mitigate damage and become more flood-resilient.  ​After Mississippi River flooding, Wisconsin mayors look to future, clean up efforts | Wisconsin Public Radio (

400 students from 6 schools test water quality on Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan.  The Milwaukee Waters Investigation Project organized 400 students from Milwaukee County schools to collect water samples in Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River.  ​​​​​400 students test water quality on the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan (

The PVC article in last week’s E-News raised some eyebrows.  The intent of the article was to ask the question “What is coming next for us to deal with?”  The article has some very sketchy statements and is not accepted in the industry.  WRWA would never recommend pipe materials and we see uses for all kinds of materials in different situations. Below is a link to a rebuttal of the article in this week’s E-News, and I think you’ll see it’s not acceptable science.  That aside, WRWA will always be on the lookout for what’s next and let everyone know when it’s real.  ​​Pipe manufacturers blast report that claimed PVC pipes are risky for drinking water (

Upcoming training every week.  Check out the latest available.  ​​Upcoming Events – WRWA

Regulatory Affairs coming May 17.  Go to to register and more information.

Quote:  “A new study proves that beavers cause extensive flooding.  I’ve read it.  The evidence is damming.” – Jerome Groh (Dad joke)