March 17, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 11 NEWS - The premier newsletter for the drinking water quality community.
Subscribe to NEWS Recommend NEWS to a colleague Search NEWS send us your feedback read past issues of NEWS
This week's NEWS

California perchlorate PHG finally hits the fan. Hyperbole carries the day in Nevada when radioactivity is involved. Maybe the Martians call it dihydrogen monoxide... or is it styrofoam? Desalination issues are bi-coastal. Interior states hope all the problems are solved before global warming brings the saltwater closer to them. Here we go with those "factoids" again! Pete Seeger would say: "When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?" Things get a little weird with fluoridation under the Northern Lights. Arsenic treatment and compliance issues are curious for the curious. Keizer goes home to Oregon but you will find NEMO in Maine.

Great New Opportunities!

•  Water Conservation Coordinator (CA)
•  Water Treatment Plant Operator (CA)
•  Executive Director (LA)
•  Assistant Engineer II, Civil (CA)
•  Operations Manager (CA)
•  Water Engineer (Senior/Associate) (CA)
•  Environmental Specialist (CA)
•  Policy Coordinator (OR)
•  Water Plant Operator I/II (CA)

•  Your Job Here! -- Now sent to more than 6200 subscribers!
Many more jobs and resumes on the Job Reservoir website

Quick Links Navigation:
Federal Update
State Updates
Technical Knowledge Transfer
Water Violations
Water Security
Strange but... true?
Water Recycling
Water Aesthetics
Private Wells
Federal Update
  • EPA 2003 water factoids (PDF file, 15 pages)
    Commentary: Another annual report and another vocabulary lesson for our dear friends at EPA. This publication is chock-full of useful water information and wonderful statistics. Presumably, they all are true; "things known for certain to have occurred or to be true." That would make them FACTS (per OED). To the contrary, a FACTOID is "an assumption or speculation that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact; a simulated or imagined fact." Our EPA isn't making this stuff up, are they? No... that would be the job of the Defense Department. But wait, what's this next story?

  • Inspector General report finds that USEPA's drinking water compliance reports are misleading (San Diego Union Tribune, March 12) The I.G.'s report (PDF file, 22 pages)
State Updates
back to top
Like the big newspapers, who put their corrections in very small print on page 19, or the medical profession, we would prefer to bury ours too.  But when, as one of our faithful readers told us, "you aren't even close", we are obliged to FUUP (that's 'fess up, up front!). Last week we put the city of Keizer in New Jersey when it belongs in Oregon. Hey, we were only 3227 miles off.
back to top
NDMA Technical Knowledge Transfer Lead
back to top
Desalination Water Violations Fluoridation
back to top
Water Security
MEC Services: Groundwater Contamination Assessment and Control

Quality services that ensure safe drinking water -- McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. One of the MEC specialty services is groundwater contamination assessment and control. Our staff has superior expertise, experience, and technical ability to assist in resolving your groundwater issues, including: water quality evaluations, selection of an appropriate and cost-effective treatment process, facilitation of regional groundwater contamination solutions, litigation support, and more.

For more information on these services, please contact Jim Leserman at either or visit

Arsenic Nitrate
back to top
Strange but... true? Radionuclides
back to top
PCE and TCE Water Recycling MTBE Water Aesthetics
back to top
Private Wells International
Website Design and Development 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:

For feedback or a news story suggestion, please visit the following address:

To recommend NEWS to a colleague, please visit the following address:

For e-mail delivery problems, please send an e-mail to

To view the staff for NEWS, please visit the following address:

To subscribe to NEWS, please visit the following address:

Copyright © 2000-2004 NEWS
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90404