RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  11/11/20 

Madison mayor, City Council members seek funds for PFAS testing at airport training areas.  More than two years after state authorities first ordered testing, Madison city leaders are seeking funds to test for pollution at firefighting training areas near the Dane County Regional Airport.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/environment/madison-mayor-city-council-members-seek-funds-for-pfas-testing-at-airport-training-areas/article_44183258-2992-5c40-a851-b4fabeda7f00.html

State Health Officials Propose Groundwater Standards For 22 Substances.  Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is proposing new groundwater quality standards for 22 substances that pose a risk to public health, including 16 PFAS chemicals and six pesticides.  https://www.wpr.org/state-health-officials-propose-groundwater-standards-22-substances

Nov. 9-13 is Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin winters can bring beautiful snowfalls and great opportunities for outdoor recreation. They can also result in dangerously cold temperatures and icy conditions.  https://lacrossetribune.com/community/vernonbroadcaster/news/nov-9-13-is-winter-awareness-week-in-wisconsin/article_c5a29c16-e41e-5181-a923-0937655831c4.html

DNR is seeking new mining regulations that would protect more natural areas, raise permitting fees.  Corporations interested in mining in Wisconsin will have to pay more for permits and licenses, create more detailed plans and avoid certain areas listed as off-limits if new regulations proposed by the Department of Natural Resources are approved.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2020/11/09/wisconsin-dnr-seeks-new-regulation-mining-protects-more-areas/3747394001/

Madison Water Utility seeks top leadership positions, mayor names interim general manager.  Madison and its Water Utility Board are searching for a new general manager following Tom Heikkinen’s announcement in September that he will be stepping down from the position next year.  https://madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/madison-water-utility-seeks-top-leadership-positions-mayor-names-interim-general-manager/article_1274e273-72f8-5afb-a502-5df13f504d2b.html

If you haven’t thought about PFOS in your water or wastewater system, please read the attached letter from Rural Water.  You have a way to get money spent on testing, monitoring, treatment or anything else back from the National Rural Water Association Cost Recovery Class Action Lawsuit.  It is definitely worth your consideration.

November 17th, AWIA Requirements for Community Water Systems Training; December 10th, WRWA Emergency Preparedness & Response Seminar.  Two classes so important we are doing them live at our Technology Center.  Go to our website, www.wrwa.org for information and registration.

Quote: “Every mile is two in winter.” – George Herbert