July 14, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 28
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MTBE is in the news........everything, everywhere! Should small private water systems write their own exemptions? Sydney and crypto are back in the news......but it isn't bad news! Perchlorate report group says watch out for selective extracting from report for self-serving reasons. Significant court decision in California on fluoridation. Would EPA already have the answers to lead-compliance questions if new data reporting/management system were in place? Millions of CCRs flow out the taps of water utilities...........is anyone reading them? It's a dog's life when you try to explain chloramine switchover.


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  • CCR's issued by New Jersey utilities - but, is anybody reading them?? (Gloucester County Times, July 12)
    Commentary: Utilities continue to get criticized by some environmental advocacy groups for complying with the SDWA CCR provisions the groups claim credit for getting passed. Whatever happened to the common-sense dictum about "leading a horse to water but you can't........make customers read about it." And is it the fault of two utilities that the "investigative reporter" says they "exceeded the (non-existent) MCL for sodium"?


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  • Colorado water system switches to chloramines (Montrose Press, July 9)
    Commentary: A water manager uses canine analogy as he tries to make chlorine-chloramine chemistry accessible to the lay public.  How'd he do? "Chlorine attaches to organic material in the water and it's as effective as a pit bull because it destroys it all, but that makes the trihalomethanes," Waldman said. "The chloramines are more like a German shepherd; they will attack just the live viruses, but they won't continue on chewing up the organic matter and creating trihalomethanes."


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  • Hawaii's 2004 Capacity Development Strategy (PDF file, 7 pages)
    Commentary: Hawaii's triennial report provides insight into what TMF (Technical, Managerial, Financial) capacity means on the ground as states struggle to address the issue of under-funded, under-managed and understaffed water systems, usually very small ones.


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