December 5, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 49
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What if you issued an informative water quality report to everyone, but nobody read it? Why keep on doing the same old thing? Not everyone is. Research–quick and to the punch–by AwwaRF and comprehensive in Australia. Every adverse event provides lessons to be learned... blame is the least important aspect. Water quality monitoring should be a function of where you live... or should it? Who is competent to analyze drinking water samples? What does Doonesbury know about bottled water, anyway?


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Federal Updates

State Updates Water Treatment Aesthetics Water Quality Monitoring Compliance
  • USEPA Region 8 touts its enforcement actions in: Commentary: Few states crank up their PR machines to publish the routine and regular citations and enforcement letters for monitoring and other violations as do some EPA regions. Maybe they should? The states do produce a required annual report on compliance, but the reports don't make for scintillating reading.
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  • Problems with Florida town's BWA? Lessons were learned (Bradford County Telegraph, November 29)
    Commentary: In Lake Butler, Monday-morning quarterbacking–which is an absolutely essential activity after any significant drinking water event–raised questions about: a) The way bacti samples are collected; b) the advisability of storing drinking water sample bottles at the sewage plant; c) the geographic applicability of a public notice relative to the locations of positive samples; d) the closing of public facilities during a BWA; and e) the effectiveness of notification methods.
  • Maine town is required to issue precautionary BWA for new "not-yet-sampled" source (Sun Journal, December 4)
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Malcolm PirnieWith finalization of the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR), ultraviolet (UV) disinfection can be one of the most cost-effective treatment methods to ensure continued regulatory compliance.

To help you decide if UV disinfection is right for your water system, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., can provide assistance throughout the design process, from technology evaluation to construction and startup assistance. Because of our long-time involvement with regulatory agencies, Malcolm Pirnie offers in-depth understanding and expertise in research projects, regulatory compliance, and design of UV disinfection facilities for drinking water and wastewater facilities. We recognize that resources are limited and can help you find alternative sources of funding, the right equipment procurement strategy, and innovative approaches for retrofitting or upgrading existing facilities.

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