January 18, 2006 – Volume 7, No. 3
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This week's NEWS

Is the devil in the details of the new Tasmanian drinking water guidelines? New DBP rule requires no reproductive health-effects language in notices. You can get anything you want... at Alice's Bottled Water Restaurant. NDWAC's workgroup reviewing the public education requirements of the LCR meets in D.C. as the problem in D.C. that kicked off the PE issue moves toward resolution. Will tungsten become the next perchlorate issue for military bases?


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  • Minnesota's Spring 2006 Waterline (PDF file, 461 K)
    Commentary:  A Minnesota state authority has ruled that homeowner sampling point data under the lead and copper rule is private, non-public information. And... small water system operators can get FREE training at an idyllic SWAMP in the woods.

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Regulatory Compliance Strategies for New LT2 and DBP Rules

The EPA's new Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) and Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) were recently released, so it's time to get prepared with strategies that really work — and Malcolm Pirnie can help!

EPA estimates that almost 3,000 public water systems will have to update their water treatment processes to comply with the new regulations. Multiple barrier strategies provide added protection — just like an insurance policy. Examples of the barriers that will help with compliance are membranes, UV disinfection, granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration, and disinfection with chloramines. Each must be carefully considered and tailored to meet the needs of your utility.

To learn more about the new regulations and find out which treatment strategies are right for you, please contact Zaid Chowdhury, zchowdhury@pirnie.com, 602-797-4619, or visit www.mcguireinc.com/LT2/index.html.

 

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Bottled Water
  • Bottled water alternative to avoid PFOA (C8) exposure... tests positive for PFOA (Boston Globe, January 12)
  • Boutique bottled waters offer herbs, fibers, status... but not necessarily the truth! (Los Angeles Times, January 16; free registration required)
    Commentary: Just like at Alice's Restaurant, you can get anything you want when it comes to bottled water, including "Slimmer You H2O (with an appetite suppressant to help you lose weight)... HiOsilver Oxygen Water (structured and oxygenated to help you hydrate better), and ...Propel (with electrolytes, vitamins, or minerals, to help you energize, immunize, and rejuvenate yourself). These so-called oxygenated, structured, clustered, unclustered, and vitalized waters purport to raise energy levels, reverse aging, remove stress, or, in the case of one water, just make water "thinner and wetter."  Maybe the closest thing to cleanliness or godliness is the playful labeling on one product:"Legally we are prohibited from making exaggerated claims about the potency of the nutrients in this bottle, therefore, we wouldn't tell you that this drink gave Agnes from Delaware enough strength to bench-press llamas legally, we can't say stuff like that, cause that would be wrong, you know?"  But there is some truth to be found at (read this carefully): H2OdotCon.


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