Friday , 15 November 2019

October 30, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….    10/30/19 

Wisconsin DNR yet to hire two new science positions funded in state budget.  The state Department of Natural Resources is still awaiting approval to fill two new science positions, jobs that were part of Gov. Tony Evers’ repeated calls to “bring science back” to the agency.  https://madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-dnr-yet-to-hire-two-new-science-positions-funded/article_ecfdf683-0bd0-59dd-9974-4eb973db95ff.html

Legislator: Wisconsin Should Unlock Funding For Those With Contaminated Wells.  Wisconsin needs to boost the money available to aid those whose drinking water is contaminated and it needs a clean water fund dedicated to helping address pollution. Those were among the recommendations from a state legislator on a task force aimed at protecting Wisconsin’s water resources.  https://www.wpr.org/legislator-wisconsin-should-unlock-funding-those-contaminated-wells

Long Road Ahead For Rolling Out Manure Restrictions In Eastern Wisconsin.  Efforts are ongoing among state and county officials to work with farms on new restrictions for manure spreading that took effect in eastern Wisconsin last year that include identifying the most shallow soils over the region’s fractured bedrock.  https://www.wpr.org/long-road-ahead-rolling-out-manure-restrictions-eastern-wisconsin

DNR board approves e. coil water regulations.  The state Department of Natural Resources board has approved new regulations that change how the department measures bacterial contamination in water bodies.  https://wkow.com/news/wisconsin-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/10/23/dnr-board-approves-e-coil-water-regulations/

Manitowoc water tower to be offline for inspection, may impact water pressure.  Starting Friday, the Northwest Water Tower will be out of service for regularly scheduled inspection, Manitowoc Public Utilities said in a news release Thursday.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/10/17/manitowoc-water-tower-offline-may-impact-water-pressure/4010804002/

Winter Operations, You may need this sooner than we think!  Our first significant snow for the season makes us think of plowing, shoveling…and the WRWA Winter Operations Seminar!  Go to wrwa.org for more information and to register.  We’ll help you get through the winter by working together!

Quote:  “The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn.  Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never advertised.  And there’s a reason-all the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911” – Lewis Black

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