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Much ado about... how bottled water is costly and has environmental consequence despite its popularity and about...
perchlorate: litigation settlement, cleanup approaches and the Colorado River.
Is the cure (for copper) worse than the disease?
Alaska offers thought-provoking regulation proposals.
What does "submetering" have to do with water quality?
Where from cometh those Kansas cryptos?
AwwaRF's potential research projects make for a challenging agenda.
But, would you really WANT to have MTBE in your racecar's gas tank?
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extends the comment period on proposed changes to
certification, sanitary surveyors, fees and
more (PDF file, 28 pages)
The requirements on Sanitary Survey
Inspectors - certification,
education, and reporting (p. 14-18) —
are interesting, as are the definitions
of various degrees of
water system "deficiency"
(p. 27). A fascinating and complex
fee schedule is outlined (p. 19-25)
which includes the concept that the
greater the requested deviation from
a standard, the larger the fee
charged (p. 21).
has a draft of proposed changes to
its secondary WQ standards for
(PDF file, 6 pages)
Mexico proposes to amend its
certification program (PDF file,
7 pages) Comments
(PDF file, 1 page)
treatment in a California water district may be
"increasing" the copper levels (North County
Times, August 28)
A somewhat perplexing problem related
to blue water occurred in a new housing
development(s) served by a water agency in full
compliance with the lead and copper rule and
with no obviously corrosive sources. Based
on the recommendations of "experts," a
decision was made to initiate treatment of
several wells serving the problem area using
tetrapotassium pyrophospate product certified by NSF for potable water. While the
occurrence of results above the copper action
level (1.3 mg/l) has decreased, the copper
levels at some other sites have gone up. A
sheet on copper and health issues was
provided by California health department.
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city's legal costs for groundwater contamination
are huge... but insurance company has very deep pockets (Lodi
News-Sentinel, August 28)
wells threatened by TCE from Connecticut industrial
(New Haven Register, August 29) Company
records show they knew more about the problem in 1999
(Connecticut Post, August 30)
TCE through the View-Master: Costly epi study needed
to assess effects of contaminated water at Mattel
plant (Portland Tribune, September 2)
- But... critic
charges that U.S. government (EPA, CDC, ATSDR) never
find links of health effects to "protected
industries" (Tennessean, September 2)
not pass GO! Go to jail; go directly to jail in
Durango, CO... and run the risk of TCE and mold!
(Durango Herald, August 30)
Apparently, the ONLY good thing about a
visit to Durango's jail is that the City provides
the drinking water.
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