Southwestern Michigan City’s Water Under Advisory for Lead: Benton Harbor’s water system has been placed under a state advisory after higher-than-acceptable levels of lead were found in the southwestern Michigan city’s drinking water, officials said. https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-10-24/southwestern-michigan-citys-water-under-advisory-for-lead
Clayton, Appleton strike deal for water, sewer services, confounding Fox Crossing and Neenah: Clayton and Appleton have struck a deal in which the city would provide the town with municipal water and sanitary sewer services. The arrangement would allow Clayton to develop without losing land by annexation to Fox Crossing or Neenah. https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/local/2018/11/12/clayton-and-appletons-water-sewer-deal-angers-neenah-fox-crossing/1946030002/
The Urological Health Benefits of Drinking Water: So when it comes to your urological health – the care and keeping of your bladder, kidneys and pelvic organs – what can you do that’s “natural” to keep them in tip-top shape, while also staving off painful urological conditions? Here is a recommendation for a potion that’s simple, holistic and free: Drink more water. https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2018-10-25/the-urological-health-benefits-of-drinking-water
Michigan Expands Private Well Testing for Toxic Chemicals: The agency plans to identify an additional 25 residential wells near a paper factory landfill in Otsego to sample and test for perfluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported. The factory was operated by Menasha Corp. until 2005 and is now run by USG. https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-10-27/michigan-expands-private-well-testing-for-toxic-chemicals
USDA Rural Development has added Energy Efficiency to their Sustainability programs across the United States. Do you think you can save some money on your energy bills from your water or wastewater plants? Give Chris a call (715) 340-2055 for more information.
We have an opening for a Water Circuit Rider at Wisconsin Rural Water Association. Want to be part of a growing team of trainers and technical assistance experts? Call WRWA Office (715) 344-7778 or www.WRWA.org for more information.
Please welcome our newest employee! Lori Degen has joined the team and is already doing a great job as our newest administrative assistant. Welcome Lori!
Our Office will be closed next week Thursday and Friday. Also there will not be an E-News on Wednesday. Good Luck to all the deer hunters and have a warm, safe Thanksgiving!