The Feds are on the move: LT2ESWTR and Stage 2 DBP rule
status update! New York City dodges the filtration
bullet again by making its "suit of armor"
stronger! Many reports on water quality/treatment
from a down-under conference. Zinc orthophosphate
questioned in Hawaii as it is initiated in California.
Finally, relief for ravages of Cryptosporidium-induced
illness....if you're a kid! Colorado River perchlorate
"sneaks" into desert groundwater..... but
will this and other perchlorate detections slow down
the development of a drinking water standard? Water
from the Land of Oz sets new records for audacity and
price! Public notification: all is not what it
seems to be? Recycled water advocates speak out.
|Correction (AKA "Alert Reader Department")
Proving it's not just foreign countries that sometimes confuse us... In last week's NEWS we should have identified Pawtucket, RI as the community where a fight over the choice of contractor to build a new WTP is taking place. The NEWS regrets the error.
York City gets extension of filtration waiver from
USEPA (USEPA Region 2 Press
Release, November 26) and the City
has a lot to do to hold up their end of the deal
(New York Times, November 26, free
site registration required)
Commentary: The New York City filtration
avoidance determination already has a long history
(EPA granted the first conditional FAD in 1993) and
is destined to be a subject of public interest far
into the future (i.e., UV treatment to be on line
in 2009). The size and complexity of the issue led
one interested observer to compare the New York City
watershed protection program to restoration of the
Everglades and, although alligators are not specifically
mentioned, there are probably some out there.
Commentators advocate expanded use of reclaimed wastewater:
claims Ft. Lauderdale doesn't disinfect "short"
(South Florida Sun-Sentinel, November 27)
or disgruntled plaintiff-employee? Much ado about
a small but important operational aspect of disinfecting
laterals from mains to customer's property line.
Accusations of employees falsifying testing records
are heavy-duty stuff.
railroad company begins project to prevent movement
of vinyl chloride to drinking water wells
(Great Falls Tribune, November 28)
chloride + sodium lactate = ?? (From a Florida State
DEP document: "The sodium lactate serves as the
electron donor in a reductive dechlorination chemical
reaction that occurs as the indigenous microorganisms
in the aquifer at a contaminated site degrade chlorinated
hydrocarbon solvents to the ultimate degradation products
of ethane and ethene.")
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