| November 14, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 46
This week's NEWS
to respond to important
survey on gas chlorine use and
security... NOW!!! Federal
court rules against Portland,
OR, appeal of USEPA's
LT2SWTR Cryptosporidium requirements.
Pressure drop results in
water advisory for Florida
city. What should
doctors know about waterborne
disease or terrorism issues?
AwwaRF outlines aggressive research
plan for 2008. What
do you read and what
should you believe?
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Security: Preparation for Medical Professionals
- U.S. Appellate court rules against City of Portland, OR, on Cryptosporidium treatment/open reservoir issue:
Commentary: The court's ruling was stated in "no uncertain terms" and leaves little room for an appeal to the Supreme Court. It addresses significant issues about the role of cost-benefit analyses, especially with respect to control of Cryptosporidium. The ruling provides a number of interesting tidbits and education on the way the system works. One example: Just because an EPA regulation proposal doesn't include a certain element doesn't mean that it can't and won't show up in the final version of the rule. Commenters must be cognizant of how the final rule may evolve... and comment
on the contingency?
- Water quality and health experts provide input on the risk related to cross-connection of tertiary-treated reclaimed water system in California business center (San Diego Union Tribune, November 8)
water quality professional reading this story
would immediately be suspicious that the reporter
had no idea what she was talking about and that
the headline writer went off the deep end. Unfortunately,
the public cannot see through the nonsense. Is
it any wonder that the news media is rated as "not
trustworthy" in public
opinion surveys? At least one person who published
a comment at the bottom of the story web page
seemed to know what he was talking about – who is this
"This article got the story completely wrong. I will be requesting that the Tribune publish a correction and a letter to the editor stating what I actually did say in my letter. Recycled water is not safe to drink and I would never say that it is safe to drink.
- Water crisis in Florida city puts politician's PR skills to the test (Palm Beach Post, November 10); new precautionary BWA issued for 22,000 households after closed valve causes dip in pressure (Palm Beach Post, November 11); you can take away my pasta but NOT my coffee! (Palm Beach Post, November 12); FBI called in to check on sample-tampering possibility (Palm Beach Post, November 7); BWA is lifted by city
- Boil water warning in Massachusetts creates confusion (Cape Cod Times, November 12); city lifts the BWA with state approval
- UK's Drinking Water Inspectorate issues letter critical of Welsh utility related to 2005 Cryptosporidium incident (BBC News, November 13)
- Gates Foundation funds simple water test kit (PRWeb, November 13)
Commentary: The funding will support the development of what is described as"the first off-the-shelf, low-cost, and easy-to-use test that will detect the presence of E. coli." More about Aquatest
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