EFCN Webinar on Working Together to Protect Your Drinking Water Source

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 BY DEIRDRE MASON On Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (eastern), the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) will host a webinar entitled, “Working Together to Protect Your Drinking Water Source.” The webinar is part of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program that includes a variety of partners.… Read More

Evaluating lead/copper issues during water system construction

BearLakeNews suggests all Village residents receive hand delivered notification of the need to continue monitoring and line flushing during construction work. The number of lead (i.e Pb the metal – not ‘lead’ pronounced ‘lead’) service lines and/or connective brass fittings and fixtures is unknown within the Village water system and older village properties. Confusion arises… Read More

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Outside ‘the box’ Bear Lake: Managing run off stormwater

Let it grow! The simple answer to avoiding mass street run off, carrying with it silt and pollutants, is to encourage roadside run off and storm water catchment planting buffers. Often referred to as simply ‘rain gardens’ curb-side plantings serve an invaluable purpose – much like using a filter in your coffee maker. The myth… Read More

EPA Webinar on New Model My Watershed Tool

EPA’s Watershed Academy will host a webinar on its new online “Model My Watershed” tool on Thursday, March 9 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (eastern). The tool allows users to model and run scenarios for stormwater runoff and water quality impacts.  During the webinar, presenters will provide an overview and a demonstration of the tool, and highlight how it… Read More

Greater Lakes: Reconnecting the Great Lakes Water Cycle

Traditional water supply, sewage, and stormwater management systems create physical and institutional barriers that fracture the natural water cycle. This approach has negative environmental impacts and creates financial burdens for governments, taxpayers, and utility users. Many municipalities are taking steps to repair the fractured water system and these experiences provide a basis for sharing the… Read More

Bear Lake Beach Monitoring Program for Week #4 (7/23/2014)

The following summer testing program is underwritten by the Bear Lake Watershed Alliance The results for the Bear Lake Beach Monitoring Program for Week #4 (7/23/2014) are as follows: All numbers are expressed as E. coli colonies/100ml MPN Site #1, Hopkins Park Beach: 3.5 Site #2, South Shore Beach: 26.9 Site #3, 7th Street Beach: 5.8… Read More