Monthly Archives: January 2012

Top Ten Distribution Questions

Prior to the last Water Treatment Operator certification exam, I made the assertion that, after math skills, the most important thing to bring to the exam is a good water vocabulary.  With the Distribution exam (here in California) now less …
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Global Warming … Again

If you do a site search here at MOST, you will find that, apart from water system operations topics, no topic comes up as much as global warming.  I haven’t posted lately on this topic, but those of you who …
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Algae and Sewage at Cal Poly SLO

If you take the time to read my bio, you’ll see that I am a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Yeah, that always get shortened to SLO.  I also grew up in that area, and my first job …
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Less Than 8 Weeks Remaining!

Well, I guess my “rest period” is about to end!  We are in the longest stretch of the year between Water System Operator exams here in California.  The last exam was for Treatment on November 19, and the next exam …
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Winter in Yosemite

I just completed another — ahem — fact-finding mission.  I was examining the state of the water supply in the frozen reservoir that is the snow pack of the Sierra Nevada.  As seen in today’s photo of Tenaya Lake in …
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New Water Math Course Available!

We have just completed MOST Course WM-2 on Area Calculations, and it is now available here.  Like all our other courses, it is about one hour long, is completely online, and costs only $10.  We still provide the MOST economical …
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Static Hydraulics Course Now Available

We’ve just completed WM-8, our course on Static Hydraulics.  It is a topic that you will definitely see explored on Water Distribution and Water Treatment Operator certification exams.  And with the California Distribution exam coming up in about two months, …
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New Distribution Exam Coming

Thanks to Subscriber Raffy for letting me know about this huge change coming to the Water Distribution Operator certification exams here in California.  You can get the official information at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/occupations/Pages/DWopcert.aspx The proposed changes are labelled as “Draft,” but don’t …
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The Rose Parade and Water Supply

As a native southern Californian, I have been watching the Rose Parade every year for a very long time.  Despite being held in January — the second wettest month of the year around here — the parade rarely encounters any …
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