May 30, 2024 E-News

May 30, 2024 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   5/30/2024

Cedarburg man fined $25K for illegally dumping into Eau Claire creek – A Cedarburg man is facing up to $50,000 in fines after allowing the liquid waste byproduct of a former landfill to enter a small creek near Eau Claire, potentially putting at risk the health of nearby water bodies and residents. Cedarburg man fined $25K for illegally dumping into Eau Claire creek. (msn.com)

Dairy farm manure spill caused mile-long fish kill in western Wisconsin creek, DNR says.  Manure from a western Wisconsin dairy farm spilled into a nearby creek earlier this month and caused a fish kill more than a mile long, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced last week.  ​​Dairy farm manure spill caused mile-long fish kill in Wisconsin creek (jsonline.com)

Wausau Current: Lead service line replacement initiative underway, Foundry on 3rd nears construction start date.  Wausau city leaders and community members heard an update on the city’s initiative to remove lead service lines, which carry water from the supply at the street to the meter in a resident’s home, in a Tuesday meeting of the Wausau Water Works Commission.  ​​​Wausau Current: Lead service line replacement, Foundry on 3rd, fab lab (wausaudailyherald.com)

With musky fishing open, Wisconsin guide credits cleaning effort for boosted population – Wisconsin anglers kicked off muskellunge season last weekend, and a Green Bay sport fishing guide has noticed a boost in the musky population. He credited that change to a 17-year effort to clean up the lower Fox River. With musky fishing open, Wisconsin guide credits cleaning effort for boosted population – WPR

Quote: “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson, American Journalist