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New water hero: NY's
Commissioner takes on city-water detractor. Blind
study in Iowa shows home
treatment devices do not
reduce disease. Why
won't the perchlorate
researcher tell us what he
really thinks? How do
you "bury a reservoir"
and keep the neighbors
happy? NDWAC will cover important
Cincinnati. UK dental-health advocates roll out
the "shock" wave to
get fluoridation passed.
Everything you wanted to know
(and need to) about Ion Exchange. Is there a
safe harbor for MTBE in
the hallowed halls of
Congress? Follow the drip! .....but we're not talking
about the Callifornia governor-recall
election! And speaking
of big-mouth bass, huge new
drinking water reservoir opens
in Southern California.
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has adopted changes to its public
notice rule, arsenic rule and Long
Term 1 ESWTR
a new Design Guide for Community Water
(PDF file, 174 pages)
has published final Public
Health Goals for eleven chemicals
Changes were made in the proposed
PHGs for 3 of the chemicals
including barium, chlorobenzene
and diethylhexyladipate... all are
even lower. The asbestos
document was corrected to reflect
the correct info on "fiber
length." (Note: While these new
PHGs don't have any enforceable
effect, they will prompt DHS to
consider a review of the existing
MCLs for these chemicals.)
comprehensive listing of Water Quality
Goals is available through California
proposes variety of reg changes (PDF file, 2 pages)
certification testing (PDF file, 2 pages) Record
(PDF file, 3 pages) Monitoring
(PDF file, 4 pages) DBP
(PDF file, 9 pages) Optimization
for DBP control
(PDF file, 5 pages)
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"Commish" reins in Brita over
Times, September 25 - free registration required)
finds no difference in tap water and POU
device-treated water re: incidence of gastrointestinal illness
(UC Berkeley press release, September 25)
Water utilities the world-around will take heart
at these two news items. NY's water leader
won't have to buy himself a single libation at the
drinking water meeting for his aggressive defense
of his city's product. POU/bottled water
purveyors likely will think carefully about how they
characterize the public's piped drinking water
supply. The Iowa health-effects study by a
noted California researcher is a counterbalance to
some earlier research in Toronto that suggested drinking
tap water might carry an increased risk of
waterborne illness when compared to home-treated
water. More studies will be needed... of
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