September 4, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 36 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

WHO's numbers to ponder: 3.4 million! 1.1 billion! Emerging water quality issues make communication with consumers even more critical in future. Moose in Newfoundland tests reservoir roof integrity.........Ooops! Soapy X-connection costs are huge. Algae raises more than the usual T&O concerns. Important drinking water needs survey ready for preview. Perchlorate questions linger.......more money for research advocated. Terrible Guinea worm disease rears its ugly head in Kenya. Desalting is on the minds of Marin and on the front burner in Western Australia. Looking for coliform in Connecticut groundwater goes "political" split on dye tests!

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Cross-Connection Issues

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Compliance Issues


Federal Updates

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Microbiological Issues

Toxic Algae


Source Water Protection

State Update

Groundwater Contamination

Water Treatment


Water Security




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