November 13, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 46 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

What do preggo pink pachyderms have to do with perchlorate?  Los Angeles open distribution reservoirs becoming "scenic standbys."  Zero tolerance for lead in New York school taps and post-mortems on fluoridation votes.  That "whole lot of shakin' goin' on" in Alaska stirs up things underground in the lower 48.  Tennessee town's water smeared by misleading ads for home treatment.  Oh, Canada!  There's a lot more to you than just Ontario.

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Yes, we're human!  In last week's NEWS, we described the SDWA proposed for the province of Ontario as the "Canadian SDWA." An alert reader reminded us of what we think we know: Ontario is not Canada and Canada's federal government does not regulate the drinking water in the provinces.

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