| May 5, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 18
were blamed, in part, for DC
lead problems, but the jury is
still out... now AWWA
shines the spotlight on how to
make the conversion from
chlorine. Where there is
smoke (or perchlorate), there
New Mexico strategizes on arsenic
compliance. What is
saline water... and what
levels of salts cause
What happens when a health
advisory for drinking water is
made less stringent?
Nothing... if you ask
one industry about perchlorate.
The price of steel may
keep water pressure low in one
city. Where don't you want to
be when the outlet valve on a
500,000 gallon tank of liquid manure fails?
Preferably not downstream:
standing by the outlet or
running the WTP down river.
Source Water Protection Issues
liquid manure spill 16 miles upstream shuts down St.
Cloud, MN's WTP as precaution
(St. Cloud Times, May 2)
While even school children sing the mantra
"Dilution is no solution to pollution," it
doesn't hurt to have millions of gallons in the
Mississippi River to at least whisk a giant slug of
manure past a city's water treatment plant intake in
a hurry. What the City's operators knew about
travel times in the river and its tributaries was a
big help and an example of PPPPP (Prior Planning
Prevents Poor Performance). Quick notification
by the offending farm's workers was a big factor in
enabling the precautions and there is a lesson
there: Better to be praised for forthcoming quickly
than to... spend time in the slammer.
City, SD area water systems have good water... and want
to keep it that way
City Journal, May 2)
State researcher finds trace levels of antibiotics in
Journal, May 4)
While the Journal headline writer may worry about
the "affect" of these chemicals, the
researcher is more concerned about the
"effect" they may have in contributing
to the major emerging problem facing medicine: Common
disease-causing bacteria are becoming more and more
resistant to many antibiotics. Having them
floating around in the water environment may not
desirable, but what's the policy solution? Removing them from wastewater? From drinking water? Or not all?
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