RURAL WATER E-NEWS …………………………….……….….…………………………….   9/6/2023

City Of Waukesha To Begin Diverting And Returning Lake Michigan Water Under DNR Diversion Approval The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the city of Waukesha plans to start diverting Lake Michigan water for its public water supply this month. The city will return treated wastewater to Lake Michigan via the Root River.

Kronenwetter breaks ground on new water treatment plant – PFAS has been a common enemy for communities across the state, but in Kronenwetter, they’re facing a different kind of threat to their water supply, and they’re unveiling a new weapon to fight it.

‘Forever chemicals’ found in Wisconsin River, lakes near Stella, raising concerns over fish.   Tom LaDue has been eating the fish he caught out of Snowden Lake for years without a concern, but now, he’s starting to wonder if those fish could be harmful to his health after high levels of “forever chemicals” were found in the water.  ​PFAS found in Wisconsin River, several lakes near Stella (

PFAS breaks through Wausau’s filtration system, exceeding levels proposed by state health officials.  Despite a temporary solution to treat PFAS, the chemicals in Wausau’s drinking water recently exceeded levels recommended by state health officials as PFAS are breaking through its filtration system. But levels are far below the state’s drinking water standards.  ​​​​PFAS breaks through Wausau’s filtration system, exceeding levels proposed by state health officials | Wisconsin Public Radio (

Recycled shower water? Before you shudder, read on – The average American uses around 82 gallons a water a day and doesn’t think too much about it — until they don’t have it. But water shortages have become more commonplace worldwide, leading to such measures as restrictions and regulations on water usage in many regions of the U.S.

COVID-19 cases expected to increase following Labor Day weekend – Because most people take at-home COVID-19 tests and typically do not report their positives, Appleton and Wisconsin as a whole tests wastewater for the presence of viral gene copies of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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