February 2, 2005 – Volume 6, No. 5
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Issue a BWA... lose your job? Please say it isn't so, Joe! "Perfluoro" chemicals found in city's wells... are they unique to Minnesota? Career EPA staffer tabbed as Acting Administrator. Valuable tools for decision-making on Cryptosporidium and UV treatment. UK epidemiologists look around Mad Cow Disease outbreak to evaluate benefits of membrane filtration in preventing cryptosporidiosis. Perchlorate webcast from AWWA is just a week away.


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  • Sporadic Cryptosporidiosis Decline after Membrane Filtration of Public Water Supplies, England, 1996-2002 (Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2005)
    Commentary:  Talk about your confounding factors!  Wow!  This effort to epidemiologically evaluate the benefits of putting in membrane filtration was dramatically impacted by a Foot-and-Mouth-Disease outbreak shortly after the new treatment was put on line.  How so? Crypto exposure was decreased both by the culling of herds and by limiting public access to the cows.  But, the researchers were able to tease out the answer: Membranes be good!  Great sleuthing, folks!
  • Michigan school well has sporadic coliform problems; continuous chlorination planned (Daily Oakland Press, January 29)
  • New Hampshire town is boiling water because of positive E. coli results (Littleton Courier, January 26)
    Commentary: Examples of the adage "don't believe everything you read in a newspaper."  For instance: "Last January, the EPA suggested that Welch turn off the chlorinators for the town’s water supply. They informed him of the health risks associated with chlorine, and the potential environmental impacts from chlorinated water entering surrounding lands. At the time, Lisbon was one of the few towns in New Hampshire to draw its water from a well and still employ chlorination.  Concerned about the risks to the health of Lisbon residents, Welch shut down the chlorinators."  and  "...it is relatively common to have water samples test positive for different types of fecal coliform."  Not in finished drinking water, as evidenced by the many, many thousands of samples taken every year by US drinking water suppliers that have zero coliform of any kind.  

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Consumer acceptance of drinking water is crucial to the success of anyone serving drinking water customers. Dr. McGuire, founder of McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. (MEC), led the way in adapting the Flavor Profile Analysis (FPA) method to the analysis of drinking water in 1981, and since that time it has become the "gold standard" for assessing the taste and odor characteristics of drinking water.

McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. is a specialty firm whose goal is to help utilities produce safe drinking water. In addition to Flavor Profile Analysis, we provide a wide range of services to the municipal and private water utility market, especially in the areas of water quality and water treatment.

For more information on these services, please contact Jim Leserman at either jleserman@mcguireinc.com or visit mcguireinc.com/fpa.
 

 

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