September 3, 2003 -- Volume 4, No. 36
http://safedrinkingwater.com/   safedrinkingwater.com NEWS - The premier newsletter for the drinking water quality community.
Subscribe to safedrinkingwater.com NEWS Recommend safedrinkingwater.com NEWS to a colleague Search safedrinkingwater.com NEWS send us your feedback read past issues of safedrinkingwater.com NEWS
This week's NEWS

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?


New Job Listings on Job Reservoir:

•  Project Manager (PA)
•  Regulatory Compliance Officer-Water (CA)

•  Your Job Here! -- Now sent to more than 6000 subscribers!
Many more jobs and resumes on the Job Reservoir website



Quick Links Navigation:
Federal Update
State Updates
Water Research
Perchlorate
Microbiological Issues
Copper
Bottled Water
Fluoride
MTBE
Radium
Arsenic
Water Contamination
TCE
Desalination
Medical Education
International

Get your co-workers in the mix!
Tired of forwarding the Safedrinkingwater.com NEWS to your colleagues every week? Do them and yourself a favor - post this flyer in your offices, break rooms, training rooms - anywhere that potential subscribers might be flocculating! Thanks for continuing to support and recommend our newsletter!

Click here to download the flyer!

Federal Update
State Updates
back to top
Water Research
Perchlorate
Microbiological Issues
back to top
Copper
  • Corrosion-control phosphate treatment in a California water district may be "increasing" the copper levels (North County Times, August 28)
    Commentary: 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 fact sheet on copper and health issues was provided by California health department.


NEWS CONTINUES BELOW
MEC Filter Backwash Recycle Rule (FBRR) Compliance


Do you recycle? Where is it returned? Recycle notifications for Filter Backwash Recycle Rule (FBRR) compliance are due December 8, 2003!

McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. (MEC) can assist utilities in meeting FBRR requirements, and more. We are prepared to advise utilities about recycle treatment needs to minimize risks associated with plant upset, pathogen accumulation, recycle of preformed DBPs and precursors, as well as nuisance constituents. We can help confirm compliance with the various FBRR requirements, and help enhance operations by conducting an audit of your recycle practices.

For more information on these services, please contact Jim DeWolfe at jdewolfe@mcguireinc.com (East coast) or Mike MacPhee at mmacphee@mcguireinc.com (West coast) or visit mcguireinc.com/wtr.
Bottled Water
back to top
Fluoride
MTBE
Radium
back to top
Arsenic
Water Contamination
TCE
back to top
Desalination
Medical Education
International
back to top
Website Design and Development
WaterWeb.net offers a full range of services that will transform your website into an effective communication tool between your utility and your customers. Learn how our web services can help your water utility.
• Website Design
• Website Maintenance
• Site Marketing and Promotion
• Search Engine Optimization
• E-commerce
• User Surveys/Self Assessments/Decision Trees
• E-mail Newsletters
• Project Management

back to top
Relevant Links
To post a job on Job Reservoir, please visit the following address:
http://www.jobreservoir.com/postajob.html

For feedback or a news story suggestion, please visit the following address:
http://www.safedrinkingwater.com/contact/feedback.php

To recommend safedrinkingwater.com NEWS to a colleague, please visit the following address:
http://www.safedrinkingwater.com/contact/sharenewsletter.php

For e-mail delivery problems, please send an e-mail to info@safedrinkingwater.com.

To view the staff for safedrinkingwater.com NEWS, please visit the following address:
http://www.safedrinkingwater.com/html/staff.php

To subscribe to safedrinkingwater.com NEWS, please visit the following address:
http://www.safedrinkingwater.com/subscribe/subscribe.php

Copyright © 2000-2003 safedrinkingwater.com NEWS