RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   11/24/2021

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport PFAS site investigation workplan submitted.  The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport is announcing that its consultant, AECOMTechnical Services, Inc., has submitted a recommended site investigation workplan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources related to the investigation of suspected Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at the airport.  ​Chippewa Valley Regional Airport PFAS site investigation workplan submitted (weau.com)

Wisconsin DNR scraps groundwater protection effort; rulemaking process blamed.  After two years of work, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has abandoned efforts to protect drinking water from nitrate, the state’s most prevalent contaminant.  Wisconsin DNR scraps groundwater protection effort; rulemaking process blamed | State and Regional | lacrossetribune.com

A Manitowoc manufacturer announces the discovery of ‘forever chemicals’ likely linked to a former cookware manufacturer.  A Manitowoc manufacturer has notified the state of the presence of toxic “forever chemicals” on its property, but it will not impact drinking water in the city.    Skana Aluminum announces discovery of ‘forever chemical’ contamination (jsonline.com)

Water Main Break Sends Steam Soaring, Chills Downtown.  An overnight water main break near E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Broadway sent millions of gallons of water pouring into We Energies‘ steam tunnel system. The steam heat, which runs through pipes at temperatures of up to 400 degrees in the tunnel system, quickly caused the water to boil.  Water Main Break Sends Steam Soaring, Chills Downtown » Urban Milwaukee

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Wisconsin with $1 Billion in needed resilience, water equity and infrastructure assistance.  Wisconsin will see $1 billion in water infrastructure, resiliency and water equity funding, as part of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest long-term investment in U.S. infrastructure in nearly a century.  Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Wisconsin with $1 Billion in needed resilience, water equity and infrastructure assistance | Informed Infrastructure

From all of us at WRWA; Everyone have a safe, healthy Thanksgiving!

Quote: “I did what the recipe said, flipped the bird and now everyone’s mad at me.” – Lori Buck Major