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November 20, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….    11/20/19 

Wisconsin Water Utilities Point to State PFAS Challenges.  States trying to deal with PFAS contamination in their drinking water may face a new challenge: how to convince water companies to help.  https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/wisconsin-water-utilities-point-to-state-pfas-challenges

Johnson Controls, DNR Disputing Process For Investigating PFAS On Farm Fields.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is rejecting an idea from Johnson Controls International that the agency rather than the company would oversee the first phase of investigation into PFAS contamination on farm fields in northeastern Wisconsin.  https://www.wpr.org/johnson-controls-dnr-disputing-process-investigating-pfas-farm-fields

Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?  Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity — the humble toilet — may have potential to outperform them all.  https://news.wisc.edu/can-smart-toilets-be-the-next-health-data-wellspring/

With Lake Michigan waves intensifying, Fox Point takes emergency action to protect sewers on eroding shoreline.  With Lake Michigan at a near-record high, the increasingly high waves hitting Fox Point’s shoreline pose a threat to manholes and storm drains near the edge of the bluff.   https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northshore/news/fox-point/2019/11/20/fox-point-protect-utilities-eroding-shoreline/4191849002/

Superior panel considers changes for flood control.  The program started as a pilot project in 2003 to help homeowners identify sources of basement flooding and develop projects that would help eliminate those issues for single-family, owner-occupied homes that experienced flooding. When the program was made permanent in 2007, the criteria for participation didn’t change.  https://www.superiortelegram.com/news/government-and-politics/4776390-Superior-panel-considers-changes-for-flood-control

WRWA Submits Scope Statement to DNR on PFOS Legislation.  The attached statement has been submitted by WRWA on behalf of its members.

11-18-2019 – WRWA – PFAS Scope Statements Comments

Winter Operations Seminar is coming soon (just like Santa Claus).  Be a good operator and you’ll get a present of great information and an ice free tower this winter!  Go to our website to register for the Winter Operations class on Thursday December 5, 2019.  https://www.wrwa.org/training-event/winter-operations-6-municipal-water-6-wastewater-credits/

Quote:  “The truth is, no amount of money or gold is worth more than bees, tress and water.” – Bob Marley

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