RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   10/28/2021

AG Kaul announces $55,000 environmental judgment for pollution runoff event and other violations of water pollution laws.  Attorney General Josh Kaul announced today a civil judgment against Verhasselt Farms, Ltd., for alleged violations of the state’s water pollution laws applicable to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The judgment requires the defendants to pay a $55,000 penalty and to complete upgrades to two feed storage areas at the Outagamie County farm.  PRESS RELEASE: AG Kaul announces $55,000 environmental judgment for pollution runoff event and other violations of water pollution laws (govdelivery.com)

Updated: New EPA strategy on PFAS could aid in response to crisis in La Crosse.  A new strategy announced by the Biden administration Monday could directly aid La Crosse residents facing dangerous water contamination and the municipalities currently grappling with how to help them.  Updated: New EPA strategy on PFAS could aid in response to crisis in La Crosse | Government and Politics | lacrossetribune.com

Brown County looks to ramp up efforts to reduce toxic runoff from farms, storms.  Brown County has long been a region inundated with water quality issues, with inordinate levels of nitrates, arsenic, chloride, bacteria and sulfate from generations of agricultural and storm water runoff, on top of toxic chemicals that had been released by the region’s paper mills.  Brown County water quality grant aims for farm conservation boost (greenbaypressgazette.com)

Wisconsin Village Leader Charged With Water Meter Tampering.  The leader of a Wisconsin village is in hot water, accused of messing with the meter on his home, and possibly costing the community thousands of dollars.  ​Wisconsin Village Leader Charged With Water Meter Tampering – WCCO | CBS Minnesota (cbslocal.com)

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