September 19, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 37 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS really two weeks of news, most of which has been totally and appropriately overshadowed by far more important news.  Help is available for water utilities on protecting water infrastructure. With the reports from all three of their special advisory groups submitted, some insiders suggest that USEPA will propose a "lower" Arsenic MCL!  Delaware already adopted 10 ppb and California rule-makers may have to march to their own drumbeat.  From Arvin to Albuquerque & Bad Axe to Brown City, arsenic cost worries abound.  California Legislature passes hexavalent chromium standard mandate despite blue-ribbon panel recommendation to wait.  AwwaRF study leads to perchlorate treatment process acceptance.  Settlement pours more money into Tahoe MTBE cleanup.  And much more............

New Job Reservoir Opportunities!

Santa Clara Valley Water District seeks the following:
•  Senior Project Manager (San Jose, CA)

•  Senior Project Manager (San Jose, CA)

•  Assistant Operating Officer (2 Positions) (San Jose, CA)

•  Assistant Operating Officer (San Jose, CA)

Malcolm Pirnie seeks the following:
•  Project Engineer (Oakland, CA)

•  Project Engineer (San Antonio, TX)

United Water seeks the following:
•  Industrial Pretreatment Program Manager (Burbank, CA)

•  Laboratory Manager (Burbank, CA)

Southern California Water Co. seeks the following:
•  Water Quality Engineer (San Dimas, CA)

Marin Municipal Water District seeks to fill five engineering positions.
•  Click here for details

Water System Protection against Terrorism



Aquatic Pesticide Use

State Regulatory Activity

Federal Regulatory Activity


Compliance Issues






Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

Innovative Water Treatment


Clean Water Act

Taste and Odor

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