August 7, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 32 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

News magazine covers the waterfront with its cover story: Costly, Dirty, and Scarce! Them's fighting words! An alternative approach to lead and copper compliance is floated in Michigan: flushing and fixtures. Lake Tahoe utility rolling in dough after MTBE settlement. Would you like your bottled water with Viagra? No? Then, how about some goat drool and worm poop? A "real" expert analyzes bottled water marketing......and the cost comparison is eye-catching. Be sure and catch the new rock band in Sacramento: Xena and the Biotics! State drinking water programs communicate....but, all of those State newsletters and not even one "Drips and Droplets." MWD says "Yung tubig namin" in the Philippine Mabalacat vernacular. Crypto stirs up big concern in Scotland.

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