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Treatment Recommendations


Task -
Well, your team was correct. There were elevated levels of lead in the samples you analyzed. In fact, 13 of the 15 samples had lead levels above the EPA recommended minimum of 15 ppb. Immediate action will need to be taken to mitigate this problem. This is a big problem indeed. In fact, it has hit the local area news paper – “The Rocky Mountain News” – check it out.OK, so now what. Well, Dr. Rooney a senior official of CU Health and Sciences has contacted us and has requested that we prepare a mitigation plan that will get the lead levels down to the acceptable levels of 15 or below. Preferably below. Now, Dr. Rooney has requested that you prepare a proposal which includes 2 different mitigation plans. Dr. Rooney will make a decision about which plan to choose, and we are not the only company he has requested plans from. This is a huge contract and we need to be highly competitive with our proposal. When preparing the proposal be sure to address clearly the mitigation costs, time-to implement, quality (how long the mitigation lasts and how effective the mitigation is at lowering lead levels). Once you are finished with the proposal you will need to present it to Dr. Rooney in Denver. So, make sure you have a clean, clear, professional, competitive poster/video/slideshow that you can use. Dr, Rooney has stipulated that the presentation be 5 minutes followed by 2 minutes for questions. Remember how important it is that we win this bid!

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Problem Analysis

(Form hypotheses, asking: What do I know? What assumptions do I have? What questions do I have? What resources do I need?)
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Task - Record your problem analysis in the KWL Sheet

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Field Insights

(Search for and gather information and perspectives in the field.)

Task - Analyze Water Treatment Procedures

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Resource Development

(Identify documentation needed to inform field insights.)

High lead levels found at three additional sites.

EPA Drinking Water Regulations

Health, Treatment and Background on Heavy Metals in Water Supply

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Test Points

(Thinking critically, evaluate hypotheses and possibly reformulate conclusions. Define problem and determine best fit solution.)

Task - Your proposal should address clearly the mitigation costs, time-to implement, quality (how long the mitigation lasts and how effective the mitigation is at lowering lead levels).

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Proposals

(Present the solution. Debrief the problem.)

Task - Once you are finished with the proposal you will need to present it to Dr. Rooney. So, make sure you have a clean, clear, professional, competitive poster/video/slideshow that you can use.

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