November 5, 2003 -- Volume 4, No. 45 NEWS - The premier newsletter for the drinking water quality community.
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AwwaRF lists array of research projects for consideration. "'Tis mere child's play" you say?... not if it rings those security bells! First the fire, then the floods? California utilities brace for surface water impacts. "Free" legal service moves another Florida utility to sue MTBE-users before Congress gets new "energy." Conundrum: discharge limit for NDMA is not measurable! Everything saline will be explored in Las Vegas. Huge new WQ improvement project is ready to go in Massachusetts.

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Federal Update State Updates Water Security
  • "Children's" break-in at WTP results in public "informational" notice in Illinois
    (Chicago Daily Herald, November 3)
    Commentary:  But, what's a chain-link fence, a 12-foot high wall and a locked door to a teenager? The filtration plant was not in use at the time so there was "no harm, no foul." Carpentersville lucked out in that their change in treatment for iron which will likely result in some discolored water getting to customers will be coming AFTER this notice of vandalism not before... or during!

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NDMA MTBE Research Perchlorate
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Major New WQ Facilities
  • Massachusetts WRA puts major WQ facilities into service (Boston Globe, November 3)
    Commentary:  It's not often that a utility gets to add a new ozone treatment plant, a humungous conveyance tunnel and the world's largest covered water tank within the same WQ and reliability project, all under the umbrella of a court decision that allows the agency to avoid filtration.


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