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

Wisconsin Legislative Council:  REGULATION OF HIGH CAPACITY WELLS.  As the number of high capacity wells has increased in recent years, the Legislature, courts, attorney general, and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been called upon to address complicated questions relating to water use rights, the public trust doctrine, and the extent of regulatory authority.

MMSD Proposed 2021 Budgets Seek 1% Increases.  The owner of a $200,000 home would pay an estimated $8.71 more next year, compared to 2020, for District services if proposed budgets are approved by Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD).

DNR seeks input on surface water quality standards; chance for public to name priorities.  Wisconsin officials are looking for advice on how to keep the state’s lakes, rivers and streams clean and safe for swimming, fishing and drinking.

Sandbars, swamps and cactus leads to international recognition for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.  And now the Riverway, which stretches from the Prairie du Sac dam to the bluffs of Wyalusing State Park before emptying into the Mississippi River, is getting global attention.

More training coming in the next few weeks.  Safety, Clerk, Water, OTM/NN, Cross Connection and other training is getting scheduled now and will be available soon.   Watch our website,, for more information and registration.

FOURRR! Or in my case FIVE, SIX, SEVEN!  We have a golf outing!  The Sportsman’s Raffle board has put together a Golf Outing to benefit WRWA this September 30th (Wednesday)  Par Four course in Waupaca with a 10:00 AM shotgun start.  Let’s have a day of fun before winter sets in.  Due to COVID we are limiting attendees to 100.  Go to our website, for information and registration.

Quote: “If it goes right, it’s a slice.  If it goes left, it’s a hook.  If it goes straight, it’s a miracle.” – Foursum