Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy 2012!

I’m still out on vacation this week, but I wanted to wish all of you the MOST for 2012!  I’m attaching my favorite photo from my “Water supply survey” project this past year. drgrossman.com/ploan/

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Close Hetch Hetchy?

The Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park has served as a major water source to San Francisco for about a century.  If you’re unfamiliar with California geography, you need to appreciate a few things here.  First, Hetch Hetchy was …
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The Winter Solstice Arrives!

Today marks the beginning of Winter — at least in the Northern Hemisphere.  (Happy Summer to our friends south of the equator!)  This is the day with the smallest amount of sunlight hours, and the sun is the lowest in …
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Corrosion Course Now Available

We’ve just put the finishing touches on another one-hour video course here at MOST.  Course WO-6 is now available.  The topic is corrosion — and its counterpart, deposition — in water systems.  We define a bunch of terms, look at the …
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Iron and Manganese Course Available

Subscriber Karen need not wait any longer: We have completed MOST Course WO-3, Iron and Manganese Treatment, and it’s now available. Iron and Manganese are two common metals found in water.  They pose no health risks but, at elevated levels, …
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Fluoridation Course Now Available

We just finished Course WO-4, Fluoridation, and it is now available here at MOST.  We have had several blog posts regarding fluoridation, and we have made it clear that we are not fans of this practice.  However, we have stayed …
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A Date That Will Live In Infamy

Today marks 70 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, labeled accurately at the time by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as, “A date that will live in infamy.”  I’ve been around a while, but that one I had to discover …
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CT Water Math Course Available

We are happy to announce the availability of yet another course here at MOST: WM-9 — CT Calculation.  Like our other Water Math courses, this course presents the basic principles behind the mathematical relationship, discusses the key factors that go …
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Military Water Treatment

We missed the last couple of work days last week to attend a graduation ceremony for my nephew, John.  He is now a Marine!  Congratulations, and Semper Fidelis! A few years ago, we came across a rather interesting portable water …
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