August 8, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 32 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

Who said it?  "Reviewing the arsenic MCL may be good policy, but bad politics."  USEPA review continues on announced schedule while Congress is in recess.  Some big small-water-systems may get some federal fiscal help.  Those April showers may bring May flowers..............and more! Water is really boiling in Newfoundland.  RDX keeps popping up.  Near-zero risk drinking water would be a very expensive proposition......and not just in LA.

New Jobs on Job Reservoir!

•  Wastewater Utilities Worker III (Mountain View, CA)

•  Sr. Engineer (Fountain Valley, CA)

•  Treatment Plant Trainee II (Corte Madera, CA)

•  Water Resources Technician (Monterey, CA)

•  Hydrogeologists/Geologists (Meredith, NH)

•  Project Engineers (Costa Mesa, CA)

•  Water Utility Engineer (San Bernardino, CA)

•  Production Manager (Kankakee, IL)

•  Field Supervisor (Riverside, CA)

Many more excellent job opportunities on the Job Reservoir Site!
Click Here for the Job Reservoir Home Page


Waterborne Disease 


Public Health Goal Report

  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has posted their 2001 PHG report (pdf file, 38 pages)
    Commentary: LADWP provides a well-developed example of these uniquely California- required reports for public systems serving more than 10,000 service connections. The report goes beyond the minimum requirements and addresses some contaminants detected which do not have either an MCLG or a PHG.  While not fully discussing "relative risks," which may be discussed in a future white paper, the report makes important observations.

MTBE Canadian Water Issues

Water Quality Monitoring Data

Water Treatment


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