Monday , 12 November 2018

October 17, 2018 E-News

One Point of View:  Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?:  It has been hailed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century. Numerous studies have proven its safety and efficacy. But fluoride — the naturally occurring compound that prevents cavities and tooth decay — is still sparking heated debates, seven decades after it was first added to America’s water supply.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/science-says-fluoride-water-good-kids-so-why-are-these-n920851

Technology in sewers could help struggling storm water system:  Recent rain storms called attention to issues with Green Bay’s storm water system. While that continues to be a problem, the city says its sanitary sewer system is better than ever.  https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Technology-is–497626421.html

La Crosse Co. officials concerned about nitrate levels in private wells:  After a legislative audit in 2016 brought a troubling trend to the attention of La Crosse County officials, they did some digging on the quality of private wells in the Towns of Holland and Onalaska specifically looking at nitrates.  https://www.weau.com/content/news/La-Crosse-Co-officials-concerned-about-nitrate-levels-in-private-wells-497742011.html

Rusty water raises questions about P.J. Jacobs as district seeks millions from voters:  Photos of rust-colored faucet water have raised concerns about building conditions at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School as the school district seeks millions of dollars from voters for a slew of projects.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/10/15/rusty-water-raises-concerns-p-j-jacobs-school-referendum-looms/1492414002/

Discolored water in Marathon City should be back to normal today:  Village officials are working to figure out what caused a mineral increase that lead to discolored water throughout Marathon City on Wednesday.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/10/11/discolored-water-marathon-city-should-back-normal-today/1598415002/

WI AWWA Infrastructure Renewal Engineering & Ethics Seminar will be held at the WRWA Technology Center on November 15 for our Engineer friends.  Find more information at our website www.wrwa.org

We’re still looking for anyone who is interested in a Board Membership for District 4 in Northwest Wisconsin.  Please call Chris at (715) 340-2055 for more information.

Quote:  “I always carry a small flask of whisky in case of a snake bite.  I also always carry a small snake.”  W.C. Fields

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