September 20, 2006 – Volume 7, No. 37
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This week's NEWS

EPA and CDC take a shot at answering the question: What does it cost society when there is a waterborne disease outbreak? (Boil Water Advisories are bad enough – just ask the Mayor of Rosalia, WA.) Fish are monitoring water safety in D.C. Holy Bluegills, Batman! Backflow incident increases focus on cross-connection control. There's just about everything in private wells somewhere: "Tall oil," perfluorochemicals, NDMA, etc. UK's water regulators issue new Crypto guidance. Set aside time in October and November for three great conferences.


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Cross-Connection Control

  • Illinois city stresses the need for preventing backflow incidents (Beacon News, September 18)
    Commentary: While Illinois may have a higher-than-average rate of compliance by public water systems in the adoption of cross-connection control ordinances, the reporter way overreached with this statement: "Most towns require all residential and commercial buildings to have a backflow protection device that restricts water from inside the building getting back into the city's pipes, through one-way valves."  This might be true IF putting in a single check valve is considered a backflow prevention device... which it is, except that it cannot be tested and its effectiveness is forever unknown. And, in a related story: Illnesses from alleged cross-connections in industrial facility in Aurora, IL, lead to federal lawsuit (Beacon News, September 17)

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