Friday , 16 November 2018

September 12, 2018 E-News

Too much rain too fast forces another sewage dump:  For the fifth time this year, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District said it dumped sewage into Lake Michigan. MMSD is allowed one more release before it risks paying a fine to the state.

Wisconsin to Receive Emergency Road Funding After Flooding:  U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced emergency road funding for Wisconsin communities that have been impacted by severe flooding and storms. The fund will total $1.5 Million to help repair roads and communities that were damaged.

Standing flood water looks like a fun new lake, but it’s not: E. coli, sewage lurks:  As Wisconsin recovers from severe storms, residents might be itching to swim in standing flood water in streets and backyards as if they were private lakes.

After the flood: The sun shines, water recedes and algae bloom:  Floodwaters were receding under long-awaited sunny skies, but on Monday as temperatures warmed another problem emerged from Madison’s lakes: a resurgence of bacterial algae blooms.

Free well tests for La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon after rain, flooding:  The La Crosse County Health Department will test well water for free for homeowners in La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon counties whose private wells may have been contaminated with bacteria during the recent heavy rains and flooding.

Wisconsin seeks to link two weeks of flooding in applying for federal disaster declaration:  Dane County and state officials are hoping that weeks of rain and subsequent flooding will qualify southern Wisconsin for a federal disaster declaration, making millions of dollars available for recovery.

State investigates Wisconsin Rapids water utility for unapproved treatment upgrade:  State regulators are investigating why the city of Wisconsin Rapids spent $1.26 million upgrading an iron treatment water facility in 2014 without approval.

Are you planning to attend?  Upcoming Regional Utility Management classes September 27th Plover and October 25th in Watertown. PSC topics include Customer Service and Collections, Lead service line replacement and more.

Off to Conference next week.  No news (Is good news?) until Sept 26.

Quote:  “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Arc.”-Howard Ruff

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