October 17, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 41
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This week's NEWS

Critical issues for regulating small (and large) water systems are highlighted in excellent white papers from NRWA.  If a new report is correct, federal funding for MTBE clean-up addresses about 1% of the problem.  Texas lowers its perchlorate action level for clean-ups.  Water security is featured in FBI's pitch to Congress.  Arsenic is "always on our minds."

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Coachella Valley Water District seeks the following:
•  Water Management Specialist (Coachella, CA)
•  Communications & Legislative Specialist (Coachella, CA)

Indiana-American Water Co., Inc. seeks the following:
•  Operations Engineer (Greenwood, IN)

San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority seeks the following:
•  Director of Administration/Finance (Covina, CA)

San Gabriel Valley Water Company seeks the following:
•  Civil Engineer (El Monte, CA)

City of Santa Cruz seeks the following:
•  Water Resources Manager (Santa Cruz, CA)

City of Page, AZ seeks the following:
•  Water/Sewer Plant Supervisor (Page, AZ)

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Critical Issues Assessment

  • NRWA's Rural Water Partnership Fund develops white papers on critical issues facing the water industry
    Commentary: While the intent of this effort is to focus attention on the "real world" issues affecting rural and small community water systems, these issue papers provide excellent references for anyone looking at the regulatory process. The first eight papers cover critical issues related to regulatory development including acceptable risk, competing risks, affordability, thresholds, compounding effects, sensitive groups and economic issues.

Microbiological Issues

Groundwater Contamination

Infrastructure Protection

State Regulatory Activity

Federal Regulatory Activity



Source Water Protection



Correction on CA Chromium Bill

California State Senator Deborah Ortiz was the sponsor of SB 351, which mandates a hexavalent chromium MCL be set, not Senator Frommer, who was a co-sponsor. Safedrinkingwater.com NEWS regrets the error, which was quickly picked up by alert reader Krista Clark of ACWA.

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