April 25, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 17
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This week's NEWS

Small water system operators will get financial help on certification.  Tucson introduces Colorado River water to its customers again, but with a solid plan to prevent problems.  EPA announces how it will go about its review of the "suspended" arsenic regulation and sets the time schedule.  The debate on the arsenic regulatory issue continues on multiple fronts:  technical, cost, policy.....and political.  Public Health Goal report guidance is available for larger California systems.  Latest draft regulation on recharging groundwater with recycled water addresses controversial issues.

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Arizona Water Quality Solutions


Operator Certification
  • USEPA finalizes additional guidelines on water system operator certification (Federal Register, April 18)
    Commentary:  The most significant aspect of the changes included in these final guidelines relates to reimbursement for operators of small water systems (< 3300 persons) for education and certification costs.  California could receive over $8 million eventually while Texas will get close to $10 million. (The difference has more to do with the number of systems in this category in each state than with who is President and where he hails from.) At the other end of the spectrum, Nevada will receive about $750,000.
Public Health Goal Report


Innovative Water Treatment
Groundwater Recharge
EnviroPolitics Publications

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