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Current IssueDECEMBER 2014: ISSUE 56, NUMBER 12
Cover Stories
Clean Water Conference Driving Change: Through Collaboration, Tacoma is Making a Difference
by Kurt Marx  Pages: 20 - 22
The Water Partners of Tacoma, WA hosted the third annual Wellspring Conference at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in mid-October. This year’s conference focused on the current and future state of clean water technology and water management. 
 
Features
Bringing Arsenic Down to Safe Levels in Your Water
by C.F. ‘Chubb’ Michaud, CWS-VI  Pages: 24 - 26
The maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic in drinking water was reduced from 50 to 10 ppb by the US EPA in 2006.  
 
Chitosan-based Materials and Their Application toward Arsenic Removal from Water
by Lee D. Wilson, PhD  Pages: 28 - 33
This article presents an overview of chitosan results from the literature that deal mostly with the adsorptive uptake of inorganic arsenic species.  
 
Arsenic Speciation: Practical Application in Water Treatment
by Stephen Wiman, PhD  Pages: 38 - 42
Arsenic’s reputation for toxicity precedes it and the presence of elevated arsenic in well water gets the attention of customers. 
 
Columns
Dealer Dynamics: Stop Doing It Wrong...
by Greg S. Reyenke, CWS-VI  Pages: 12 - 14
In my travels, I meet many enthusiastic men and women who aim to help their clients enjoy a better lifestyle by improving the water that they use for work, play and the necessities of life. 
 
Dealer Profile: Rural Quality of Life: Steve's Pumps and Well Drilling Makes It Better
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 34 - 36
Steve’s Pumps and Well Drilling, Inc. was founded by Steve and TeriLynn Bejcek in 1990. He was raised in the Susanville, CA area and started working for a local driller at the young age of 16. 
 
Water Matters: POU Systems and Arsenic Reduction
by Rick Andrew  Pages: 44 - 46
Reduction of arsenic in well water is one of the most frequent types of inquiries to NSF’s Consumer Affairs office.  
 
On Tap: Sewage Overflows Impact US Cities/Public Health
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD  Pages: 48 - 50
August rains sent a reminder to Detroit, MI residents regarding the dangers of sanitary sewer overflows as nearly 10 billion gallons of raw, untreated sewage seeped into the city’s lakes and rivers. 
 
Viewpoint: Closing another chapter
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 6
As we march to the end of yet another year, it’s important to look back, take stock and start planning for what comes next.