November 7, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 44 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

Reactions to USEPA arsenic MCL decision range across the spectrum.  More heat than light generated in MTBE hearing in Congress, which doesn't help Rhode Island does!  State primacy agencies move forward with conforming regulatory actions, an RFP is out for management of a water quality program, and local issues (including fluoridation) dominate election ballots.

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Infrastructure Protection

  • Small California city's water tank security breached - precautionary emergency declared (Sacramento Bee, November 6)
    Commentary: The discovery that locks have been cut on entry points to a drinking water tank is a concern for water utility staff anytime, but such an occurrence since September 11 raises the anxiety level higher than normal. Even where there is no evidence of any external contamination, water and health officials must make thorny decisions on what interim actions to take and what type of water quality testing to do.

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General Water Quality

  • A potpourri of water quality issues discussed (San Francisco Chronicle, November 3)
    Commentary:  Having been in the water business for over thirty years, I feel certain that in Journalism school there must be a course that insists on using the headline of this article on all water stories. Come on folks. Let's get a little creative. For those interested in the original quote from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner: "Water, water everywhere, And how the boards did shrink. Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."

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