| April 21, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 16
billion bucks doled out to states from EPA for
FY2004... didn't that
start back in October?
Radium and uranium issues
go from California to New
Jersey with a stop in
Illinois... then on to
Ireland and Australia.
Public radio spins off
DC lead problem to question
safety... and SDWA
implementation. But, NRWA
addresses DC water issue by
having each state affiliate
bring one gallon of their best
small water to town.
Addressing TCE/PCE contaminated
GW requires multi-prong
attack. When do you
issue the Boil Water Order... later
whole lot more!
TCE and PCE
from NPR's Morning Edition...on
lead problem in DC and more
(NPR, April 19 and 20)
This two-part NPR piece (each
part is about 10 minutes long)
is caustically critical of
public drinking water systems in
general, and of EPA and the
"water industry" in
particular. The first part
focuses on the lead issue in DC
but the second expands on the
theme of "antiquated water
systems" in America. There
are lots of "I told you
so's" featuring Representative
Henry Waxman (D-CA), Jim Elder and
Eric Olson. Their apparent
solution seems simple: Replace
all water infrastructure in the
nation, install all possible
advanced treatment processes
available (UV, RO, you name it)
since old-fashioned methods like
filtration and chlorination are passé.
Oh yeah... and get a
candidate for President to run
on the platform of providing the
funding to do it all.
utility begins high-risk lead
service line replacement; 40% of
test kits not yet returned
(Washington Post, April 16 - free registration required)
of Boil Water Advisory at issue in Canadian city's
E. coli incident
(Telegraph Journal, April 19)
St. John, New Brunswick apparently uses surface
water with only chlorination treatment. A
chlorination failure was detected, corrected and
follow-up coliform sampling initiated. When E.
coli was confirmed in the sampled water, a BWA was
issued. But, should it have been done
immediately when the chlorination-only treatment
failure was detected? Officials are meeting to
debate that issue.
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