RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….  9/2/20 

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin.  Disasters can strike without warning, and knowing what to do during an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. Gov. Tony Evers has declared September Preparedness Month in Wisconsin, and ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to spend time this month developing their disaster plan.  https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2020wemnews/20192

Elevated PFAS Levels Found In Ditch Downstream Of JCI/Tyco.  Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received analytical sample results from surface water monitoring conducted in July by Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and its subsidiary Tyco Fire Products, LP (Tyco) associated with the ongoing PFAS investigation at their Fire Technology Center in Marinette, Wisconsin.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=5234

New Restrictions On PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foams Effective Sept. 1.  2019 Wisconsin Act 101, published on Feb. 6, 2020 and codified in Wisconsin Statutes section 299.48, implements measures that mitigate the discharge of PFAS-containing firefighting foam into the environment, and in doing so supports efforts by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and fire departments to protect the health and safety of Wisconsin residents and the firefighting community.  https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=5236

Wisconsin corn maze features resilient tardigrade.  Fall is the season for corn mazes across the Midwest, but this year one Lodi farm is taking your traditional corn maze to the next level — by cutting it in the shape of science’s favorite microscopic critter, the tardigrade.  https://news.wisc.edu/wisconsin-corn-maze-features-resilient-tardigrade/

Groundwater council calls for action on PFAS; nitrate remains top contaminant.  Wisconsin’s groundwater advisory board is calling for action to address hazardous chemicals known as PFAS and other contaminants found in a growing number of drinking water supplies.  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/groundwater-council-calls-for-action-on-pfas-nitrate-remains-top-contaminant/article_3e59f27d-f483-5a1c-81ca-14ed303924a0.html

4 Chances for Hydrant Training.  There are 4 hydrant training classes scheduled for September.  This is a great way to get prepared for winter and head off all the issues you will have with hydrants.  Go to our website, www.wrwa.org for information and registration.

More Clerk training on the horizon.  Keep watch on our website for training times and dates!

Quote: “Our disaster recovery plan goes something like this…HELP HELP!” – Dilbert