Monthly Archives: August 2011

20,000 Site Visits!

Thanks are in order: you have helped me get to 20,000 visits on my old site, www.mcleanwatertraining.blogspot.com.  I really appreciate everyone’s support.  I would like to remind you, though, that I am no longer posting at that site — all …
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Important Deadline!

I almost forgot about a very important deadline.  If you are looking to take the next Water Treatment Operator certification exam here in California, September 1 is a critical date for you.  Your application needs to be postmarked by this …
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Three Weeks Until State Exam!

Wow!  Time is getting away from me!  It is now less than three weeks until the next State exam here in California.  The next Water Distribution Operator exam will be held on Saturday, September 17.  Are you ready? If not, …
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Fracking With Water Quality

We have heard a lot of talk lately about “fracking,” and its possible impact on water quality.  Fracking is a means of increasing the harvest from fossil fuel mining, and involves injecting mostly water, but sometimes sand and other components, …
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California’s Water Wars

I heartily recommend that you take a couple of minutes and read the following Op/Ed piece in today’s Los Angeles Times, at: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-hanson-california-water-wars-ce20110807,0,6896021.story Victor Davis Hanson delivers a very insightful examination of the water situation in the Golden State, and …
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Intro Treatment Course for AWWA

I will be teaching a 40-hour course for the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association from August 15 – 19 at their headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  Classes will be from 8 – 5 each day, and are …
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New Courses Available

We have recently added two more courses to our list, bringing the total to six.  The first course is available in each of our Distribution, Treatment, Quality, and Math categories.  Each of these is a great introduction to these critical …
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