October 22, 2003 -- Volume 4, No. 43
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This week's NEWS

Peoria gets crackin' on their arsenic problem, but not in Illinois. Ooops! Back to square one... security "plan" is stolen. As Michelle Shocked would say, "The secret to a long life is knowing when it's time to go"... or is it the water? "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" in October for MTBE producers! Advocates of a perchlorate MCL join eternally hopeful Cubs and Red Sox fans in the "Wait 'til next year" club. Illegal lead-solder use found at high level in Scotland.

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Cross-Connection Issues
  • Rhodes Island landscaper "hydroseeds" drinking water system
    (Providence Journal, October 19 - free registration required)
    Commentary: This is not a typical x-connection situation and it might better be included in the Water Security category since it illustrates what many believe is the most vulnerable access to a PWS. But it is definitely a bad news-good news story. The bad news is the disgusting green water flowing in consumers' taps and the ease with which it happened. The good news is that the mixture of paper, wood and cellulose fibers is not likely to be too harmful, PLUS it provided a good excuse for folks in the neighborhood (and their dogs?) to go out to dinner.

Laboratory Issues-NO3 & NO2 Perchlorate
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MEC Stage 2B Disinfection By-Product Rule (DBPR): Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) Services

Quality services that ensure safe drinking water -- McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. (MEC) can assist utilities in identifying new Stage 2B DBPR compliance locations and determining waiver eligibility, and offers the expertise required for the development of an IDSE Standard Monitoring Plan (SMP).

Planning ahead and deciding on the appropriate System Specific Study (SSS) requirement model for your system can be a complex process. MEC can provide critical guidance and recommendations for improving distribution system water quality.

For more information on these services, please contact Lorena Ospina at lospina@mcguireinc.com (California) or Nicole Graziano at ngraziano@mcguireinc.com (Colorado) or visit www.mcguireinc.com/idse.
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