August 6, 2008 – Volume 9, No. 32
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Under New Management!

While the Safedrinkingwater.com website and newsletter look pretty much the same this week, there have been big changes. As noted in last week's newsletter, as of August 2, 2008, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. is no longer the owner or publisher of the safedrinkingwater.com NEWS. The same professionals who have brought you the best drinking water quality news since November 2000 are now the owners and will continue to bring you the NEWS. We also own and will continue to offer the services of JobReservoir.com.

We decided to do this rather than let the newsletter die, however, there are some significant economic consequences associated with our decision. Over the past 8.5 years and some 425 issues, we have not charged one cent for the service nor have we had any paid advertising. The total cost to McGuire Environmental Consultants, Inc. and Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. to provide this free service has been over $1.2 million. Publisher Michael McGuire believes in giving back to the profession that he's loved for almost 40 years in providing this service, and that the best marketing is to demonstrate technology leadership in all aspects of his business activities. Given that it will not be possible to continue doing this gratis, we have decided to accept advertising for the newsletter and the website to avoid charging a subscription fee for the newsletter. We know that ads can be annoying and we will do our best to limit their intrusion into the NEWS. These ads will generate revenue on a "cash-per-click" basis, so your patronage of the advertisers will help us meet the goal of continuing to provide the NEWS to our over 6000 subscribers (…and that number will soon be growing!!).

As always, we are grateful to you, our loyal readers, for continuing to subscribe to the NEWS and for providing us with feedback. To improve your interactions with the newsletter, we will soon be instituting a "water blog" on the website with the ability for our readers to respond to our commentaries and editorials. Jonathan Valdez will continue his employment with Malcolm Pirnie and will not be able to join this new effort. Many thanks to him for his tireless efforts to get the newsletter out on time and to make sure we did not butcher the Queen's English too badly. Here is the old/new team that will be bringing you the NEWS:    

Mike McGuire, Publisher
Chet Anderson, Senior Editor    
Jennifer Smith, Managing Editor
Erica Rosen, Web Designer

This week's NEWS

Perchlorate doesn't make the cut on EPA's CCL list, but Senate committee moves legislative overtures. Total coliform incidents result in advisories... and raise questions. POU device report from Minnesota may be informative beyond PFCs. One source of NDMA formation in treated water addressed by research. Pre-flushing of service lines before lead sampling is criticized.


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  • Minnesota has finalized its report on point-of-use devices for PFC removal; the summary (PDF file, 581 K) and final report (PDF file, 1.5 MB)

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