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Cleveland Plain Dealer Nov. 7, 1999 Apparently, no one has the intestinal fortitude to ask questions here. The mayor says don't ask, the PD doesn't.
-- cmd0903 (email@example.com), November 07, 1999
And this from the article:
As of mid-July, 92 percent of water systems taking part in a survey had taken steps to prepare for the date change, according to the American Water Works Association, a trade group for water-treatment plants and water distributors.
Sounds good, but...
"But just 477 of the association's 4,000 member utilities participated in the survey."
That's a BIG but.
As Homer would say, "DOHP!"
-- Pete (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 07, 1999.
The North American Electric Reliability Council, a nonprofit utility trade group charged with keeping the lights on in North America, rated FirstEnergy "Y2K ready with limited exceptions" in a Nov. 1 report.
Raines said the exceptions included a new system that dispatches electricity from power plants to power lines, and a data system that collects emissions data from company power plants. Both are scheduled to be installed this month.
-- What's this? (Idonemail@example.com'sup?), November 07, 1999.
If it can't be pumped, maybe it won't catch on fire...
-- squid (Itsdark@down.here), November 07, 1999.
... and only 1 in 6 water systems nationally responded to the EPA's survey on whether they were compliant.
Of those responding, only 92% "expected to finish" before January - which was reported as "good news" by Mr. Koskinen's PR department. (I grant that - if all those reporting are correct, the majority of the "population" (those covered by the water systems in large cities) "should" be supported by at least partially remediated systems, but .....)
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999.