May 16, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 20
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What can be done about the most troubled water systems? What indicator can best be used to measure progress in the world of drinking water and the environment? It is a good thing to exceed all of the drinking water standards... at least when exceed means "to be better than." Research projects will be reported on at ACE in Toronto. Water treatment plant updates range in $$$ from thousands to billion plus.


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Compliance... or lack thereof!

  • Owner of small, privately owned Georgia water system remains in jail (Macon Telegraph, May 12)
    Commentary: This system is the poster child of what state primacy agencies (when in polite company!) variously call "basket cases" or "train wrecks." They are most often very small, privately owned, for-profit (although there may be none!), "Mom-and-Pop" type systems and frequently were built to support some type of land development project. EPA's SRF strategy involves requiring TMF (technical, managerial, financial) capacity, which is good, except none of these derelict systems ever apply for funding for system improvements. The answer might be for a cognizant, reliable water utility to "take over" and operate the system but, as the Enforcement Officer for one southern state says, "it is hard to get public systems or utilities to do that kind of missionary work."
  • Nogales, AZ, requests state help as private water company apparently "goes AWOL" (Nogales International, May 11)
    Commentary: Not unusual in this type of situation, attorneys for the deceased owner "...said they have had to undergo a 'crash course' in water systems after the death of... owner Frank Randall. They say that Randall took all the institutional and infrastructure knowledge to his grave."

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