July 2, 2003 -- Volume 4, No. 27 
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Radiumized systems in Wisconsin face compliance edicts. Former Senator-Governor from Idaho leads the EPA pack. And how would he deal with the nitrates in groundwater from fertilized potatoes? "Yuckmouth," says fluoridation in Florida makes science-sense.  Sexy ads will help sell the "nothingness" of bottled water. One of the C's in CCR is exuded by some utilities in their quality reports. Not even dead bodies in the water can lead to measles. EPA strikes again... enforces "their" DBP rule in California.


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  • USEPA Region 9 orders Avenal, CA to reduce TTHMs (Fresno Bee, June 28)
    Commentary: This is another in a series of enforcement actions by EPA's Region 9 done in concert with the State because California has not yet promulgated an "at least as stringent" Stage 1 DBP rule and the state's position is that it cannot take enforcement action on a federal law. One interesting aspect is that EPA included a requirement that the City comply with the not-yet-adopted State rule by 2005. The City may have caught a break since failure-to-notify is a citable violation potentially carrying a fine under California law, but EPA has to seek such remedies in court.
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  • Bolling AFB drinking water is safe (DCMilitary.com, June 27)
    Commentary:
    You have to read this one carefully... Yeah, we all know that "Boiling" water is safe... but so is the "Bolling" water safe... at the Bolling AFB in DC (home of the USAF Band!)....and it all comes from the DC Water and Sewer Authority whose CCR is the source of info for Bolling. Apparently the USAF doesn't have to deliver the CCRs to each consumer like all other utilities must do! Maybe Don Rumsfield called Governor Whitman?

  • Massachusetts WRA's CCR gets advance press (The Daily News Transcript, June 30)
  • Massachusetts utility has the spirit! (The Mariner, June 27)
    Commentary: Some sunshine for those who haven't bought into the value of CCRs: "We view this report as a vehicle to open communications with our customers," said Superintendent Dan Callahan. "This is our opportunity to educate our customers and show them all of the hard work and effort that goes into making their water safe."


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