December 2012
Volume 54 Number 12
 
Cover
WQA Supports US EPA in Preparing Congressional Report on Overcoming Barriers to Use of POU Technology
by Regu P. Regunathan, PhD and Pauli Undesser, CWS-VI  Pages: 18-22
A US EPA rule that established the arsenic maximum contaminant level (MCL) to 0.01 mg/L (10 g/L) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) became enforceable on January 23, 2006.   read more
 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Arsenic Reduction Technologies and their Challenges
by Matthew Wirth and Kevin Osborn  Pages: 24-28
They say a day is never a waste if we learn something new. In the world of arsenic remediation, learning something new is the norm, not the exception.   read more
 
Features
Do Your Water Coolers Take into Consideration Mother Earth's Feelings and Needs?
by Amy Reichel  Pages: 34-36
It seems like a common trend today is to focus on ways to help save Mother Earth. Suggestions range from planting a tree, brushing teeth without running water, reusing bags, bows and wrapping paper and taking shorter showers, among numerous other ideas.  read more
 
California Groundwater Association Annual Conference Sees Success at New Venue
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 38-42
The change of venue was notable and gave exhibitors and visitors a sense of things getting better. That was the consensus of opinion by the majority of attendees.  read more
 
PWQA Annual Convention and Trade Show
by PWQA  Pages: 40-42
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Fleet and Asset Tracking for the Water Treatment Industry
by Ashley Jones  Pages: 44-46
Businesses in the residential water treatment industry face a variety of daily operational challenges, including active delivery schedules along with the task of proactively tracking vehicles in order to accommodate ever-changing delivery requests.   read more
 
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Columns
Dealer Profile: Aqua-Max of Maine: Covering the Bases Requires Top-notch Service and Ethics
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 30-32 read more
 
Water Matters: Testing POU Systems Incorporating Treatment Media for Arsenic Reduction
by Rick Andrew  Pages: 48-50 read more
 
On Tap: The Potential for Waterborne Spread of MRSA
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD  Pages: 52-54 read more
 
Viewpoint: Dashing through the snow...
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 6 read more