October 3, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 39
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This week's NEWS

Future of MTBE-bans is cloudy....at best.  Stage 2 rule discussed by SAB; adoption not likely until 2003.  Protection of drinking water facilities against terrorist threats continues to get high priority attention.  States are moving on "health risk levels" for water contaminants.  Antiquity find in London leads to new slogan for corrosion-control: "We guarantee your parts for 1900 years!"

New Career Opportunities on Job Reservoir!

Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. seeks the following:
•  Water/Wastewater Design Project Engineer (Denver, CO)

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

•  Field Operations Unit Manager (San Jose, CA)

•  Associate Electrical Engineer/Associate Engineer (Electrical) (San Jose, CA)

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District seeks the following:
•  Wastewater Treatment Operator II (Lake Elsinore, CA)

•  Wastewater Treatment Operator III (Lab Tech) (Lake Elsinore, CA)

•  Wastewater Chief Plant Operator (Lake Elsinore, CA)

Fallbrook Public Utility District seeks the following:
•  Utility Worker (Fallbrook, CA)

Eastern Municipal Water District seeks the following:
•  Potable Water Treatment Operator II (Perris, CA)

Click here to Post a Job on Job Reservoir
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State Regulatory Activity


Federal Regulatory Activity

  • AWWA provides rapid update on SAB meeting on Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products rulemaking
    Commentary: In addition to the SAB meeting report, it is projected that the Final Stage 2 rule will be delayed until mid-2003. OMB has released the LT1ESWTR, which means that it should be published soon.
    Note: AwwaRF has just published an important report, "Health Effects and Occurrence of Disinfectant By-products" by Roberta Bull, Richard Bull, Stuart Krasner and Phillipe Daniel. It can be obtained by calling AwwaRF at 888-844-5082 (Subscribers only) or AWWA at 800-926-7337 (Non-AwwaRF subscribers). The order number is No. 90827.

Infrastructure Protection

Source Water Protection

Toxic Torts

Lead and Copper


Bottled Water


Historical Find

  • Ancient Roman waterwheel recovered intact (London Daily Telegraph, September 27)
    Commentary:  Our publisher's diving experience suggests that the lack of dissolved oxygen is a big factor in preventing corrosion of metals in water bodies, but.....1900 years!!!!

World Water Conflicts

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