RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………………. 11/27/19
Radium found in Near West Side well; follow-up test results pending. High levels of a radioactive metal have turned up again in one of Madison’s wells. https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/environment/radium-found-in-near-west-side-well-follow-up-test/article_36e45eff-47e1-5034-b5a5-9c5763dbe506.html
Rhinelander shuts down Well 8 after PFAS levels increase. A second Rhinelander well will no longer supply water to the city because of PFAS contamination. https://www.wjfw.com/storydetails/20191125093837/rhinelander_shuts_down_well_8_after_pfas_levels_increase
‘Totally disrespected’: New Berlin refuses to accept Waukesha’s plan to build a pumping station in Minooka Park. Waukesha’s plan to deliver Lake Michigan water through New Berlin still faces a dam of strong opposition. https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/waukesha/news/waukesha/2019/11/22/waukeshas-lake-michigan-water-plan-totally-disrespects-new-berlin/4242408002/
Report: Wisconsin Has Reduced Its Vulnerability To Flooding. Record-setting wet weather has plagued Wisconsin this year. https://www.wpr.org/report-wisconsin-has-reduced-its-vulnerability-flooding
Your bill for Green Bay’s stormwater utility will go up next year. Here’s why. Green Bay residents will pay more on their water bills next year after the city opted to fund street tree maintenance through its stormwater utility. https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/11/26/green-bay-storm-water-utility-rates-increase-2020/4258866002/
Today’s winter storm is a foretelling of what’s coming up for the next few months. Please check out the agenda and registration for the WRWA Winter Operations session next week, December 5th.
Quote: “Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” – William Hamilton Gibson
Happy Thanksgiving from the WRWA Board & Staff.