Wednesday , 19 September 2018

September 5, 2018 E-News

Boy swept in sewer sticks finger out of manhole and is saved:  An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy’s fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/boy-swept-in-sewer-sticks-finger-out-of-manhole-and/article_3881af3c-a0b7-5958-912f-3883c8214b7e.html

Free well water testing kits available: officials say don’t drink it unless boiled:  Free well water testing kits for those with private wells are now available in flood-ravaged communities in western Dane County as well as in Madison, with officials advising affected residents not to drink the well water unless it’s boiled.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/free-well-water-testing-kits-available-officials-say-don-t/article_1efb803a-1c21-58fc-b7c7-d1da73f276cd.html

Madison staff exploring ideas to reduce floodwaters from entering sanitary sewer:  The persistent threat of flooding that started two weeks ago has prompted Madison staff to look at ways to relieve pressure on the sanitary sewer system during future heavy rain events.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/madison-staff-exploring-ideas-to-reduce-floodwaters-from-entering-sanitary/article_336365d5-e731-51ba-9f01-23a7c0d0f496.html

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves nearly $4.3 million for community projects:  The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) today approved nearly $4.3 million in State Trust Fund Loans to support four community projects in Wisconsin. Board Chair Brad Schimel and Commissioner Doug La Follette voted in favor of the loans with Commissioner Matt Adamczyk voting against them.  http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/0904bcpl.pdf

DNR seeks comments about priorities for protecting state’s water supply:  The Department of Natural Resources is seeking feedback about its draft list of five water quality standards proposed as priorities for protecting Wisconsin’s lake and rivers.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/news/2018/08/29/dnr-seeks-comments-priorities-protect-states-water-supply/1126045002/

Kaukauna Utilities spends $460,000 to repaint water tower along Interstate 41:  The sandblasting and repainting of the exterior and interior of the 500,000-gallon water tower took three months to complete and cost $460,000.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/31/kaukauna-utilities-spends-460-000-repaint-water-tower/1045007002/

Emergency operations during the floods are important to keeping systems delivering safe water and safe operations.  Please contact us for any needs during this time of continuing wet weather.

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