July 25, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 30
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TCR advisory panel kicks off its review. Water agency and AMWA respond to EWG report on its selective DBP sampling of DC's water. Taking off from an old cliché: Implementing a cross-connection control program can look, sound, and feel like making sausage. Pressure continues to bring water utilities' chemical treatment facilities under Homeland Security rules. Perchlorate exposure and occurrence assessed in research reports.


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Cross-Connection Control

  • Florida backflow prevention valve controversy: A storm of questions! A drought of answers? (Tampa Bay Observer News, July 19)
    Commentary: This situation illustrates what happens when cross-connection control is ignored for a long time and then enforcement is implemented without adequate communication and education. It is not an easy task to explain to a homeowner why an "auxiliary supply" (a pond) of non-potable water with a pumping system poses a threat. This is magnified when the agency first requires (appropriately) evidence that there is no direct connection between the two piping systems and then the agency demands (appropriately) that a backflow device be installed... and tested... and maintained. Aggrieved parties want the county to show them the "dead bodies" to prove there is a risk. Other issues raised included equal protection under the 14th Amendment ("Why doesn't my neighbor have to install a device to protect me?"), defective devices, fiscal hardship, and opportunism – by the county to fund their program and by plumbers to get work.

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