Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dan Walters — Sacramento’s Best Reporter

Without doubt, my favorite journalist — period! — is Dan Walters. And certainly, no one does a better job at covering politics in Sacramento. You can — and should — follow him through the Sacramento Bee. See: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/11/28/3216216/dan-walters-water-still-on-agenda.html But I …
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Louisiana Boil Water Order

I have been quite fortunate to work in over 60 different water and wastewater treatment facilities all over the country. I have met hundreds of great Operators — plus a few not-so-great ones. My worst experience with Operators in nearly …
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Happy Thanksgiving!

I sure have a lot to be thankful for, and I hope the same can be said for you. no credit check loans atlanta I live in a great city in a great state in the greatest country in Earth’s …
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Who Is Paying This Fine?

My hometown newspaper, The Signal, has an interesting article this morning. See: http://www.the-signal.com/section/36/article/36999/ It seems that the power plant at Pyramid Lake has released water into the lake that did not meet the standards of the State Water Resources Control …
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A Tale of Two Cities

I hope the ghost of Charles Dickens doesn’t come back to haunt me for using his famous book title for today’s blog. But two stories — of two different cities — struck me in today’s headlines. So my title for …
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Water Quality: pH

Another major test question topic for the State Treatment Operator exam is water quality. There are lots of possible questions here, beginning with definitions of Maximum Contaminant Level, Detection Level for Reporting, milligrams per liter, and similar water quality terms. …
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Top Ten Chlorine Questions

With the State Treatment Operator exam at the end of the week, it’s a good time to dust off the cobwebs on our chlorine trivia. Chlorination is probably the topic with the most questions on the exam. So here are …
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Desal in SoCal

The State test for Treatment Operators is one week from tomorrow — are you ready? If you’re taking the test this time around, make sure to spend a few hours preparing this weekend. And if you’re stuck on something, please …
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Do We Need The "Nitrate Nazi" in Seville?

This morning’s Los Angeles Times presents a troubling article on the state of the public water system in Seville. That’s not Spain’s Seville; it’s California’s, a small community near Visalia in the San Joaquin valley. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-seville-water-20101107,0,1152053.story The biggest water …
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It’s November!

November already — where does the time go? And I’ve been absent a lot lately. My schedule has been very hectic, largely due to the State Water Treatment Operator exam that is two weeks from Saturday. If you need a …
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