Friday , 15 November 2019

October 16, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………….    10/16/19

In Green Bay, EPA administrator unveils new rules to curb lead in U.S. water systems.  Local water systems nationwide would be required to maintain an inventory of lead service lines and test water in schools under a proposed initiative announced by federal officials Thursday.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/10/10/lead-u-s-epa-announces-new-rules-improve-water-green-bay/3932710002/

Wisconsin DNR: Trump administration’s proposed rewrite of lead contamination rules not good enough.  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the Trump administration’s proposed rewrite of lead contamination rules isn’t good enough.  https://www.channel3000.com/news/wisconsin-dnr-trump-administration-s-proposed-rewrite-of-lead-contamination-rules-not-good-enough/1131419793

Is tap water better for your body and wallet?  Research suggests tap water is a better choice for your body, your wallet and the environment.  https://lacrossetribune.com/is-tap-water-better-for-your-body-and-wallet/video_05908725-7f44-5a9d-add3-dc1a77748709.html

Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Dane County Regional Airport.  Sampling results sent to the Department of Natural Resources from the Dane County Regional Airport show several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected on the airport property.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4906

Onalaska rejects La Crosse’s request for sewerage fees.  The feud over proposed regional sewerage service continued Friday as Onalaska rejected a request from the city of La Crosse to pay regional fees to use the service.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/onalaska-rejects-la-crosse-s-request-for-sewerage-fees/article_6e4fdc4e-99c2-5683-84a8-d8e50180b10b.html

The Wisconsin Public Utility Institute is sponsoring a session on Water Quality in Wisconsin featuring PFAS – What are they? What are the implications?  Water quality standards in Wisconsin are ambiguous. However, water utilities are required to ensure drinking water quality complies with state and federal requirements. This program will focus on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), including research, health impacts, treatment options, as well as potential impacts on ground water quality and land usage. For more information please go to https://wpui.wisc.edu/

Did it snow for you this week?  Maybe it’s time to think about winter operations.  Hey, we just so happen to be presenting a Winter Operations Seminar on December 5, 2019 where you can learn and review your winter operation plans and processes.  Go to: https://www.wrwa.org/training-event/winter-operations-6-municipal-water-6-wastewater-credits/  for registration and agenda.

We need lettersThis is the time of year where we ask for letters of support for our continued funding.  Has Rural Water ever come to your plant and help you out with a problem, provided a service for your municipality or help you learn how to better run your facility?  Our only fee is that you write us a thank you letter that we can show our Congressmen from your district that tells them to keep us funded and continue helping water and wastewater operators across the state.  If you can find 10 minutes, please drop us line at cgroh@wrwa.org.  We sure would love to hear from you.

Quote:  “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

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