December 19, 2001 -- Volume 2, No. 50 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

AWWA falls prey to the "Law of Unintended Consequences" with their e-commerce debacle. Good guidance from EPA on the "unregulated" monitoring "regulation"....a first-order oxymoron! Glimmer of hope for MTBE legislation. Water system vulnerability assessments get big boost with passage of House bill. Fluoridation debate may move to court in one locale. Five-year epidemiology study comes to end with "advancements in the science" and a massive distribution system model.


This will be the last issue of the NEWS for 2001, our first full calendar year, which we end by thanking all 2663 of our subscribers for your helpful contributions, for your positive and encouraging feedback, and just for "listening in." We will be back on January 3, 2002 ready to..................bring you all of the drinking water quality NEWS!

New Positions on Job Reservoir!

•  Colorado River Aqueduct Issues Program Manager (Los Angeles, CA)
•  Civil Engineer/Civil Engineer, P.E. - Resources (Las Vegas, NV)
•  Water & Wastewater Operations Supervisor (Ventura County, CA)
•  Water Quality Engineer (Tacoma, WA)
•  Director of Water Utilities (Lakeland, FL)
•  General Superintendent - Water (Cortlandt Manor, NY)
•  Sr. Design Engineer (wastewater) (Richmond, VA)

Many more excellent job opportunities on the Job Reservoir Site!
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American Water Works Association

  • Controversy Sweeps AWWA into an e-Firestorm (WaterTech Online, December 18, 2001)
    Commentary: Three AWWA Sections (New England, Pennsylvania, California-Nevada) have sent letters to National AWWA asking them to suspend support for EfficientUtilities until the full impact on all AWWA members can be ascertained. California-Nevada Section lost $150,000 alone in revenue due to a fall 2001 conference boycott by manufacturers concerned with the web site. Several insiders close to this erupting controversy predict dire consequences for AWWA.

Federal Regulatory Activity

Water System Security


Disinfection Byproducts and Cryptosporidium




Epidemiology and Water System Modeling




Legal Matters

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