RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  10/14/20 

Maslowski Beach artesian well officially open.  About one year after the project was originally started, the new Maslowski Beach artesian well is officially up and running.  https://www.apg-wi.com/ashland_daily_press/news/maslowski-beach-artesian-well-officially-open/article_be7fe4ac-d2f2-11e6-8e9c-4fa9716e5617.html

PUBLIC ASKED TO HELP DNR PRIORITIZE WORK ON WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering the public a chance to rank which issues the DNR should focus on over the next three years to protect water quality in lakes, streams and rivers. This process is called the Triennial Standards Review and is required by the Clean Water Act.  https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/38511

Algoma is building storm runoff ponds for better Lake Michigan water at Crescent Beach.  There’s a good reason the city is digging up land by Crescent Beach and the Lake Michigan shore, and that reason is to improve the health of the beach and the lake.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/kewaunee-county/2020/09/22/algoma-builds-storm-runoff-ponds-better-lake-michigan-beach-water/3495298001/

Untangling Complex Phosphorous.  Sarah Vitale and other researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are investigating the possibility that phosphorous deep in the aquifer is the driver behind elevated levels of phosphorous in both surface water and groundwater in western Wisconsin.  https://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Untangling-Complex-Phosphorus-Vitale.mp3

COVID-19 is spiking and the flu is establishing itself this winter.  We have masks for you.  AWWA secured a shipment of masks and we are delivering.  If you need masks put in a request with WIAWWA or call us and we will bring some out.

Lots of training available throughout Fall.  We are putting together our semi-annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar for December 2 and will have registration available soon.  We have an AWIA Requirements class (which will enable you to leave the session with an AWIA assessment that’s started on your laptop) on November 17 and many other classes coming up.  Go to www.wrwa.org for information and registration.

We have Virtual Operator Expo T-Shirts.  If you are looking to expand you collection of safety t-shirts, we have Virtual operator t-shirts for you from our Operator expo.  These popular shirts are safety yellow and sport the “Virtual WRWA Operator Logo.”  We are selling them for our cost of $5.25.  Get 2, they’re going to be popular!  E-mail WRWA at wrwa@wrwa.org with how many shirts, your sizes & where the shirts need to go or let your circuit rider know and they will bring one out for you, along with lots of knowledge and help.

Quote: “So you’re staying inside, practicing social distancing and cleaning yourself?  Congratulations!  You’ve become a house cat.” – Quarantine Quotes