November 30, 2005 – Volume 6, No. 48
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This week's NEWS

AWWA provides excellent information for utilities re: lead compliance issues. Is benzene spill the environmental version of China Syndrome? It includes the requisite cover-up! Water treatment news includes change to chloramines; switch to free chlorine; carbon, ozone, and chloramines; turbidity; new filter plants and costs. EPA approves uniquely Florida requirements for Class 1 injection wells, including "high-level disinfection." California city will try to get the state supreme court to see fluoridation mandate their way... hope that third time is the charm.


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Federal Updates

  • USEPA issues its FY 2005 Performance and Accountability Report with details specific to drinking water quality (PDF file, 409 K)
  • USEPA adopts new Florida-only rule on UIC Class 1 wells for injecting wastewater
    Commentary: The rules are applicable only to 24 Florida counties that have "unique geologic conditions predominated by carbonate rocks." The rule, which had a long, thoughtful birthing process, allows continued injection of wastewater even if it reaches USDW (underground sources of drinking water) IF the secondary effluent receives "high-level disinfection," which includes requirements to: (1) Reduce total suspended solids to 5.0 mg/l or less before the application of the disinfectant to maximize disinfection effectiveness which will (2) result in an effluent with fecal coliform values that are below detectable levels in 75 percent of the samples, and that are never above 25 organisms per 100 ml in any one sample; and (3) where chlorine is used for disinfection, assure rapid and uniform mixing with a minimum dose of 1 mg/l of free chlorine for a minimum contact time of 15 minutes.

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MTBE

  • More MTBE in Maryland private wells (Baltimore Sun, November 26)
    Commentary: Maybe it takes some getting used to? "The well water from the house nearest the station contained a concentration of 2,670 parts per billion. 'It's pretty amazing that this resident hadn't noticed this level from taste and odor, taking a shower or tasting this water,' Meade said. The property owner could not be reached for comment."  Have they checked his pulse?

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