Monday , 12 November 2018

October 24, 2018 E-News

Why did NASA launch 450,000 gallons of water?:  Watch NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in less than one minute while testing its water deluge system at one of the Kennedy Space Center’s launch pads.  https://lacrossetribune.com/video/featured/why-did-nasa-launch-gallons-of-water/video_1e0cd478-909d-5ffc-874c-11d147fb07fb.html

Cleanup pulls thousands of butts out of watershed:  More than 180 volunteers scoured nine sites in the Lake Superior watershed during Superior’s annual coastal cleanup, collecting more than 627 pounds of garbage. Most of it was pulled from the Lake Superior shoreline and Faxon Creek, which empties into the lake.  One statistic that shot up this year was the number of cigarette butts and filters collected — about 2,000 compared to 400 last year.  http://www.superiortelegram.com/news/science-and-nature/4517825-cleanup-pulls-thousands-butts-out-watershed

Walker, Evers On Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Woes:  Drinking water hasn’t been a huge issue in the race for governor, but it’s everything for people in Kewaunee County. The county has become the poster child for water quality concerns in Wisconsin.  https://www.wpr.org/walker-evers-wisconsins-drinking-water-woes

Superior Residents Speak Out Against Utility Rate Hike:  The Public Service Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday about a Superior utility’s request to raise electric, water and gas rates. The utility is seeking an increase to pay for improvements and a projected loss of income from the Husky Energy fires in April.  https://www.wpr.org/superior-residents-speak-out-against-utility-rate-hike

Warm winter forecast for much of U.S.:  Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, including the Upper Midwest, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.  The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation.  http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/10/19/div-class-libPageBodyLinebreak-Warm-winter-forecast-for-much-of-the-U-S-br-div.html

We are currently looking for a Part-time administrative assistant at WRWA office in Plover, Wisconsin.  Anyone interested in being part of the foremost Association of Municipal Utilities please call (715) 344-7778 and ask for Sue.

We are finally seeing some WRWA members interested in the District 4 Board Membership.  If you are thinking about it, it is still wide open!  Call Chris at (715) 340-2055 for information on giving back to the operators in your region through WRWA.

By the way:  Last week’s opinion news item on fluoridation caused a lot of conversation.  To be perfectly clear WRWA does not encourage nor discourage the use of fluoride in any water system.  We are completely neutral on the decision to use fluoride and we will help any system with the operation of their water system.

Quote:  “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it”-Abraham Lincoln

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