Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wow! 25,000 Visits!

Even though our old blogspot site has not seen a new post since last June, it continues to receive nearly 50 visits per day.  Yesterday, we passed the 25,000 visit mark!  In this Thanksgiving season, we are particularly grateful to those …
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Is Preservation Good For The Environment?

Inadvertently, the Los Angeles Times today argued the case that preserving a “natural” ecosystem may be harmful to the environment.  Consider these two articles: the first shows the extreme steps taken by the federal government to return Santa Rosa Island …
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Water Supply Update

We’ve had a good couple of precipitation years now in California, so our water supply picture is quite good.  That fact — along with the recent certification exam and the Thanksgiving holiday — has put water supply updates on the …
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all of you who have supported us here at  MOST.  We especially appreciate those of you who have purchased courses, and have made suggestions as to how we can improve your continuing education experience here.  We hope …
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Exam Day Is Saturday!

I’m sure you haven’t forgotten, but I’ll remind you anyway: the California Water Treatement Operator certification exam is this Saturday.  We’ve been giving you vocabulary words the last few days, but today I have something a little different.  Expect a …
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More Magic Water Words

As the Water Treatment Operator certification exam approaches this Saturday (at least here in California), we are continuing our final reminders of some key water terms that always seem to show up on these tests.  An important thing to recognize …
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More Vocabulary

I have a couple more very common terms for you today, as you get ready for Saturday’s exam.  Remember, vocabulary is the key to scoring well on the non-math problems of the certification exams. Sodium thiosulfate is a chemical that …
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Vocabulary On The Certification Exam

Most people taking the Water Treatment and Distribution Operator exams are most concerned about the math problems.  We have addressed these here at MOST with our Water Math courses and several blog posts.  However, remember that 70 percent of the …
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No More Chlorine Gas?

The wastewater plant in San Jose, California is the latest in a long line of water and wastewater facilities that are abandoning chlorine gas for other forms of this life-saving disinfectant.  Chlorination of drinking water has saved millions of lives …
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Treatment Exam Review Course

Due to popular demand, the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association is adding another review class for the November 19 State exam.  I will be your instructor for the 8-hour class on Friday, November 18 (yes, that’s the …
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Chlorine Breakpoint Curve Course

With less than two weeks to go before the Water Treatment Operator certification exam here in California, we are pleased to announce that we have a new course available here at MOST, WT-7, on Chloramines.  Perhaps no other topic is as confusing …
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The Countdown Continues …

Time flies when you’re having fun — or when you’re trying to get ready for a certification exam!  It seems as though there’s never enough time to prepare.  And with only two weeks remaining for the Treatment Operator exam here …
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