August 14, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 33 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

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Participants sought for AwwaRF T&O survey. Perchlorate cleanup or lack thereof is either too slow or too fast or....both? One good turn deserves another: You help me prevent waterborne disease and I'll sue you....if arsenic shows up. What's black & sticky, but makes Alabama water taste good? What's yellow and orange & makes Carolina water......well, yellow and orange? Crypto, THMs, public notices: Scotch and water, anyone? Important meetings coming up on perchlorate, and everything about groundwater.

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Groundwater Contamination

Taste and Odor

  • Utility participants sought for AwwaRF survey on taste & odor capability
    McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. is recruiting drinking water utilities to participate in an on-line survey as part of AwwaRF Project 2777, "Water Utility Self-Assessment for the Management of Aesthetic Issues". The project is intended to develop guidance for utility self-assessment to identify potential and real T&O problems, to manage them when they occur, and to facilitate communications during T&O events within the utility and with the public. The issues addressed also may apply to other water quality crises a utility might encounter where public and stakeholder communication is important.

  • Powdered carbon is treatment of choice for Alabama city's taste and odor problems
    (Huntsville Times, August 1)


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