July 20, 2011--Audits show health violations in drinking water (Washington Post)

Environmental Protection Agency audits show that many states are failing to accurately note health violations such as elevated levels of arsenic and chlorine in drinking water, ­according to a new report . The U.S. Government Accountability Office reviewed EPA audits of 43 states conducted between 2007 and 2009.

March 2, 2010--Alamosa sued over salmonella in drinking water (Denver Post)

Twenty-nine families afflicted by the salmonella outbreak in Alamosa's water supply sued their city government Monday. An investigation by the state Department of Public and Health and Environment concluded that salmonella bacteria from animal feces probably got into the drinking-water supply early in March 2008 and infected the entire water system for the nex

February 18, 2010--Safe water (Norwood Post)

The days of receiving drinking water safety violation notices from the Norwood Water Commission will soon be over. On March 3, the commission will switch to a new water treatment method. In order to increase the quality of drinking water in the Norwood water district, the commission will stop using chlorine to disinfect water.

November 19, 2009--More Colorado drinking-water systems using chlorine (Sky-Hi Daily News)

More drinking-water systems across Colorado are treating their water with chlorine following the deadly salmonella outbreak in Alamosa last year. State health officials announced Wednesday that animal waste that seeped into an underground storage tank likely caused the outbreak. The report said that the bacteria may not have grown had Alamosa used chlorine to disinfect its water supply.

November 19, 2009--Many Colorado water waivers revoked after taint (Denver Post)

Colorado has revoked waivers from as many as 72 public drinking-water systems and is now requiring chlorine treatment of most public supplies as part of the response to a salmonella-poisoning epidemic that ravaged Alamosa last year.

April 6, 2009--10-year study uncovers toxic aspects of DBPs (Environmental News Network)

University of Illinois geneticist Michael Plewa said that disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in water are the unintended consequence of water purification. "The process of disinfecting water with chlorine and chloramines and other types of disinfectants generates a class of compounds in the water that are called disinfection byproducts.

February 28, 2009--Alamosa announces 'red water' cause, cure (Alamosa Valley Courier)

As a result of what Alamosa city officials are now terming "red water" incidents, the city issued a statement on Friday explaining the cause and cure for Alamosa’s latest water situation.

October 26, 2008--District flushes use of chlorine at wastewater facility (Denver Post)

To eliminate rail shipments of chlorine — which carry with them the danger that a terrorist attack or accidental derailment could unleash a poisonous cloud of gas — the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District is in the final stage of switching to safer chemicals for its disinfection process. 

October 11, 2008--Bottled water versus tap: Which is safer to drink? (L.A. Times)

"Bottled water isn't any safer or purer than what comes out of the tap," says Dr. Sarah Janssen, science fellow with the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, which conducted an extensive analysis of bottled water back in 1999.

September 7, 2008--Fort Lupton plans to remove water treatment facility (Greeley Tribune)

Some cities might look at a health department violation at their water treatment plant as a disaster. Fort Lupton saw it as an opportunity. The state health department slapped Fort Lupton with a noncompliance order in 2006.

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