| January 21, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 3
Is a "better regulation"
newsletter an oxymoron?
Not all the iron
is in those iron
mines. Does AWWA have
anything to say to EPA
about its LT2 rule?
Naahh! Just 100 pages
worth! Should BWAs
result in free
Everyone agrees completely
health risk - NOT!
Somebody in Texas must be
advice will North Carolina
water utilities give their
customers on arsenic?
Restrictions on groundwater
debated in Connecticut.
users in Shelton, WA will not get water-bill
reductions for two-week long boil water advisory
period; permanent chlorination on tap
(Olympian, January 14)
This is an interesting concept. If you
bought a bottle of Pepsi at the market and it
was "not drinkable," wouldn't you get
your money back? Of course, with a public
water system, you would only get a refund for
the amount of water your family would have
consumed in the two-week period. Let's
see. If all five of your family members
consumed their eight 8-oz. glasses every day,
that would be 35 gallons so you might be
entitled to a refund of about 30
cents... and the paperwork would cost
town buys POU filters for homes with E. coli contaminated
wells; rain and farm runoff suspected (Thomaston
Express, January 15)
school on its own well provides bottled water
after coliform-positive samples found (Bend
Bulletin, January 16) Follow-up
tests OK after disinfection and flushing; school
will be hooked up to city system (Bend
Bulletin, January 19) School's
problem focuses attention on need to test
Bulletin, January 17)
Source Water Protection
Connecticut aquifer protection regs raise concerns
from Connecticut municipal officials (New
Britain Herald, January 18)
The state's proposal to place a total ban on siting
many types of new industries/businesses over
drinking water aquifers is making many towns and
cities nervous for all of the obvious reasons:
Adverse economic impact, unfunded mandates, local
control, and infinitesimally small state/federal
funding. One important point debated revolves
around the necessity for a total ban vs. providing
adequate regulatory oversight.
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