May 28, 2008 – Volume 9, No. 22
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This week's NEWS

Contaminants from A to P include two that are not-so-usual: Antimony and mercury. And there are a lot more contaminants to be considered on CCL3... AWWA gives EPA some kudos... and good advice. If you see what looks like a cluster, what do you look for in the water? How many pages of site-specific MTBE information can you copy in 4000 hours with $495,000? "Waiter! There's a fly in my... water bottle." How much is that worth?


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Federal Updates

  • Contaminant Candidate List 3: AWWA provides comprehensive comments on EPA's draft CCL3 (PDF file, 413 K)
    Commentary: AWWA is quite complimentary of the improvements that USEPA has made in the CCL process as it evolved from CCL1 thru CCL2 to the current CCL3 draft. They make a number of very cogent recommendations to EPA for continuing to improve the process, including a new paradigm for deciding on microbial agents to be considered for regulation: AWWA's recommended microbial decision trees (PDF file, 3 MB)

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Bottled Water

  • Subtitle = Legal Frivolities: Canadian Supreme Count quashes man's suit over fly in bottled water (CTV, May 22)
  • Book Review: The marketing of thirst (Wall Street Journal, May 23)
    Commentary: Now they're writing tomes on the topic of why people prefer to drink their water from portable bottles! And the readers of the Canadian media outlet really get in on the show with their comments on the guy's lawsuit... which reminds one of Groucho Marx's bit about the man who complains: "Waiter, there's a fly in my soup." "Don't worry, Sir. He won't eat much." But, who knew chocolate had so many nutrients in it? Or that the government had such "stringent" standards on bug parts in food items?

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