December 2010
Volume 52 Number 12
 
Cover
Using Geology and Well Construction Expertise to Improve Raw Water Quality
by Stuart A. Smith, MS, CGWP and Allen E. Comeskey, MS, CPG  Pages: 30-33
Challenging raw water quality frequently has a geological origin, even if the source is not ground-water.  read more
 
Contaminant Regulation, Where Are We Now?
by Shannon P. Murphy  Pages: 34-38
Focusing on contaminant regulations, in general and recently, lead has been king, which brings up the topic of HR 5320 (www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-5320).  read more
 
Features
Water Dealers: Five Things You Must Do Every Day to Build Your Business
by Dale Filhaber  Pages: 40
Every water dealer is a business owner and entrepreneur by nature.   read more
 
Does Not Compute! How to Avoid Data Loss and Maintain System Integrity
by Kelly R. Thompson, CWS-VI  Pages: 42-44
A meeting I was having with Steve, a water treatment dealership owner in Ohio, was interrupted by a local computer repair professional returning a desktop that he had been working on for about a week and a half.   read more
 
GAED Reveals Pore Sizes in Carbon Blocks Causing Aqueous Dechlorination Failure
by Henry Nowicki, H. George Nowicki, Wayne Schuliger and Barbara Sherman  Pages: 46-50
All activated carbons (AC) are not the same. Activated carbons can be made from many raw materials, but these three dominate; they are readily available at low cost.   read more
 
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Columns
Dealer Profile: Career Change = Success for Pure Water Oasis
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 52-54 read more
 
Flowing Issues: Who Will Win the US Residential Water Treatment Water
by Andrew Warnes  Pages: 22-27 read more
 
Water Matters: Testing POU RO Systems for Pentavalent Arsenic Reduction
by Rick Andrew  Pages: 56-58 read more
 
On Tap: Evolving Risk Assessment of Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D.  Pages: 60-62 read more
 
Guest Viewpoint: Study benefits explained to Congress
by Peter J. Censky  Pages: 6 read more
 
Viewpoint: At the close of the decade
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 8 read more
 
People: December 2010  Pages: 20 read more