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RECORD NUMBER: 15 OF 215
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|Main Title||Bennington, VT Revisits Its Sodium Bicarbonate Water Treatment Method. CEM Message.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Cooperative Environmental Management.|
|Publisher||28 Feb 90|
|Additional Subjects||Drinking water ; Lead(Metal) ; Water pollution control ; Water quality ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Acidity ; Water pollution standards ; Sodium hydroxide ; Pollution regulations ; Potable water ; Bennington(Vermont) ; Sodium bicarbonate|
In the late 1970s when Bennington, Vermont first began to investigate how to treat its lead contaminated drinking water, a common method of corrosion control used in several European cities was the adjustment of pH in combination with the addition of sodium becarbonate to reduce metal contaminants. This CEM Message discusses Bennington's 1977 test of this process, the town's ten year experience with sodium bicarbonate/hydroxide treatment of its drinking water, and the potential of this treatment method to meet new Federal safe drinking water requirements.