Sunday , 15 September 2019

September 4, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………….    9/4/19

Wisconsin task force leaders push for ‘proactive’ water quality measures as hearings draw to close.  The heads of Wisconsin’s new Water Quality Task Force are stressing the need to be “proactive,” rather than reactive, when it comes to tackling water-related issues across the state.  https://madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-task-force-leaders-push-for-proactive-water-quality-measures/article_cd2dffaa-8882-50d3-9dcd-65b2af3c82bd.html

Bill Limiting PFAS Use Goes Before Assembly Committee.  State lawmakers are considering a Republican bill aimed at addressing the hazardous chemicals known as PFAS.  https://www.wpr.org/bill-limiting-pfas-use-goes-assembly-committee

Gov. Evers Expands Efforts To Address PFAS Contamination.  Gov. Tony Evers is asking state agencies to expand the scope of addressing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, in response to growing concerns over their impact on public health.  https://www.wpr.org/gov-evers-expands-efforts-address-pfas-contamination

Contaminated water leads to beach closures in Minneapolis.  Heavy rainfall was part of the problem, Minnesota Public Radio reported.  “When we have a rain event, it brings in a lot of storm water runoff and that runoff brings in a lot of debris and bacteria from streets, yards, yard waste.”  https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/mn/contaminated-water-leads-to-beach-closures-in-minneapolis/article_0e1ad092-6aaf-50eb-9e4e-b40b56521ddf.html

Marathon City water discolored after 92,000 gallons used to fight barn fire.  Residents might notice their water is discolored after local fire departments battled a barn fire Tuesday night.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/08/28/marathon-city-barn-fire-residents-water-discolored/2139107001/

City of Superior panel OKs landfill exploration.  The Public Works Committee authorized city staff to sign a letter of intent with Planergy Inc. of St. Paul to begin exploring the possibility of using methane gas from the landfill to generate electricity that would be used by Superior Water, Light and Power.  https://www.superiortelegram.com/news/government-and-politics/4625462-City-of-Superior-panel-OKs-landfill-exploration

What is PFAS and why should you be worried about it?  Look for a lot of information coming up in the next Rural Water Journal.  Be aware, WE ARE WORKING WITH DNR AND LEGISLATORS TO KEEP YOUR SYSTEMS SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE.

Quote: –  “City Unsure Why the Sewer Smells” – Kristin Hay, South Haven Tribune

Due to National Conference and vacation, there will be no E-News next week

 

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