Tag: EPA

All I Want for Christmas Is a Grant or Two

By Scott Wilson ‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to enjoy giving and receiving gifts from family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if your municipality could get a few gifts, too – like some nice big checks to help pay for infrastructure improvements? Well, your wish can come true – if you’re… Read More »

Environmental Remediation Doesn’t Have to Be a Headache

By Ben Peotter, PE If you have your eye on a property that may have contaminated soil, water, or vapors, a little research can go a long way in making sure you’re not blindsided by any necessary remediation work. But if cleanup is required, don’t let it scare you off. With a knowledgeable environmental consultant,… Read More »

This 85% Water Rate Increase Is a Good Thing

You wouldn’t necessarily look at an 85% water rate hike as a real day-brightener, but for the Village of Lena in northeastern Wisconsin, it’s relatively good news for its 250 water customers. Customers could have seen a 117% rate increase to help pay for a radium removal plant currently under construction, as pictured above. But… Read More »