Jeff Padgett, Georgia
"I used to work at a water treatment plant and I saw what came in (pipes painted brown) and what went out (pipes painted blue to indicate freshness) and I don't drink anything now but purified water." 8/29/05
Atlanta Journal Constitution
L.A. BOASTS OF WATER QUALITY, BUYS BOTTLES
"Despite spending $1 million in the last two years to assure Los Angeles residents that their tap water is not only safe to drink but also top quality, city officials spent $88,900 in public money during that time on bottled water from private firms. The Department of Water and Power, which supplies the city's water and promotes it, spent the most on bottled water, paying $31,160." 1/4/06
Water Quality Association news release, re-quoted from _Water Tech.ONLINE_
STUDY; ARSENIC IN DRINKING WATER ACCELERATES TUMORS
A recent University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center study on the effects of environmental arsenic has found that arsenic in drinking water can stimulate the growth of cancerous tumors and cause them to spread faster.
According to the Water Quality Association, the study indicates that arsenic levels as low as 4 parts per billion (ppb) can stimulate blood vessel growth, while levels as low as 10 ppb cause tumors to expand.
Currently the federal arsenic standard for arsenic in drinking water stands at 50 ppb, however, water systems nationwide are preparing their systems to meet the new standard of 10 ppb set to go into effect by 1.23.06, the WQA reported. 8-05