Monthly Archives: February 2011

Distribution Exam Day Is In Three Weeks!

It hardly seems possible, but another Water Distribution Operator exam is on the horizon, just three weeks from yesterday. The reason for the short time period between exams — the last one was on January 29 — is the California …
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Environmental Reviews Should Be Easier To Read

The headline on the Opinion page of my local paper is the same as that for today’s blog. And it happens to be an opinion with which I agree completely. See: http://www.the-signal.com/section/33/article/40985/ Ms. Plambeck states in the piece, “Producing environmental …
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On-Site Chlorine Generation

Did you miss me? I’ve been battling a cold for over a week now, and it’s definitely cramping my style — including cutting down on my blog writing. I just got this month’s copy of the American Water Works Association’s …
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What, Me Worry?

The weather here in southern California has been terrific — unless you are a worry-wart water guy like me. In this blog, I warned against getting too complacent with the great early rains of last Fall. It seems as though …
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Who Are The Good Guys And Bad Guys?

The often provocative Steve Forbes takes a look at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the following editorial from his magazine: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0214/opinions-steve-forbes-fact-comment-fda-may-kill-millions.html The FDA is responsible for many things, including the safety of prescription drugs. That should …
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The Delta Smelt and Another Threatened Species

Bettina Boxall of the Los Angeles Times has a very informative article from last Wednesday’s edition. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-delta-smelt-20110202,0,527655.story The article is about the Delta smelt, a 3-inch long fish that lives only in the Sacramento River Delta. With such a …
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Happy Groundhog Day!

It’s Groundhog Day. So what did “Punxsutawney Phil” have to say about the coming of Spring? And what does his prediction mean for water folks? No shadow today for P. Phil. Legend has it that this means that Spring should …
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