Monthly Archives: January 2011

How Did You Do?

Well, exam day is over for many of you. I hope you all passed! The State does not want you to reveal actual questions that were on the test, but I would like some feedback. It really helps me as …
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It’s Exam Week!

My schedule remains hectic with the State Distribution Operator exam coming this Saturday. Conducting preparation classes almost every day has definitely cut down on my blogging — sorry about that. Things should ease up a bit next week. It is …
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Tiered Water Rates and Conservation

We have noted in previous blogs that conservation will become much more important over the next few years. This is mostly due to a recent law in California that is known by most as “20% by 2020.” It requires water …
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State Distribution Exam is January 29

There is a very important date coming up in less than two weeks. On Saturday, January 29, the State of California Department of Public Health will hold their semiannual Water Distribution Operator certification exam. This is the exam that was …
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The Fluoride Wars, Continued

So far, 2011 has been a busy year for me. Much of this is because we have the re-scheduled State Distribution Operator exam on January 29, and we have a March 1 deadline for the May Treatment Operator exam. These …
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Water Supply Update

We’re anxiously awaiting the results of the initial snow survey for this year, and any impact that might have on allocations to the State Water Contractors for this year. Okay, so maybe “we” are not anxiously awaiting these — perhaps …
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Do Cisterns Make Sense? Do the Math!

I’m a big fan of the expression, “Do the math.” Unfortunately, this adage is not followed nearly enough. If it were, a lot of marginal-to-bad ideas would just go away, and we could focus in on implementing good ideas instead. …
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How Does Your Water Certification Look in 2011?

As we begin a new year, it’s time to review our certifications and see if we have any important things to take care of this coming year. This time of year, the Distribution exam deadlines are the most urgent, so …
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