Black & Veatch seeks increased awareness on drinking water quality issues

Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's global water business, cited the need to increase public awareness on issues surrounding drinking water quality. In a recent column, McCarthy noted recent wire service reports on U.S. drinking water safety issues related to endocrine disrupter compounds (EDCs), pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and other contaminants. The column "Adding a Dose of Objectivity to the Debate on Water Safety" is available online...

• Water business CEO urges objectivity in water safety debate

KANSAS CITY, MO, April 14, 2008 -- Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's global water business, today cited the need to increase public awareness on issues surrounding drinking water quality.

In a column issued today, McCarthy noted recent wire service reports on U.S. drinking water safety issues related to endocrine disrupter compounds (EDCs), pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and other contaminants. The column "Adding a Dose of Objectivity to the Debate on Water Safety" is available at http://www.bv.com/news_3_publications/reports_3_studies.aspx

"Black & Veatch can provide an objective perspective on the issue of pharmaceuticals in water supplies," McCarthy said. "We are one of the foremost global companies involved in developing and installing advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies. By emphasizing the facts about the quality of U.S. drinking water, we can help consumers understand the complexity of the issues."

In the column, McCarthy details key points surrounding drinking water concerns, as well as suggested actions and factors related to potential new legislation on drinking water treatment options.

"The water industry must work with the news media to help the public become better informed," McCarthy said. "We must bring these issues front and center, while being careful not to oversimplify them."

Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets.

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