Monthly Archives: May 2012

Do You Favor a UN-EPA?

We came across a provocative, 4-minute video regarding the possible establishment of a world-wide equivalent of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  “Provocative” is actually redundant here, as the author of the video is Dick Morris, who specializes in provocative.  …
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Memorial Day 2012

A few years ago, I had the privilege of visiting the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Today’s photo is from that visit.  This is a beautiful final resting place for 34,000 of our fallen veterans, whom …
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King’s River: 2011 and 2012

The desktop photo on my home computer is shown in today’s photo.  It is from my “water supply survey” from May of last year.  I didn’t get a chance to visit King’s Canyon again this Spring, but I did come …
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Solar Eclipse and the Water Treatment Exam

Wow!  Two “cosmic” events back-to-back!  Today’s solar eclipse definitely counts as a cosmic event, and one that is pretty rare.  In this part of the world (California) it has been about 18 years since the last one. The Water Treatment …
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Yosemite Falls — Live!

In our last post, we noted that we had spies everywhere, when showing off a recent photo of Yosemite Falls.  Well, it seems that MOST is not the only spy outfit around!  The National Parks Service has live webcams of Yosemite Falls, …
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Water Treatment Operator Exam Week

This Saturday is exam day for those of you taking the California Water Treatment Operator exam this time around.  We wish you the best of luck, and we hope that you found something here at MOST to help you in …
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Water Jobs Outlook: Good!

National unemployment numbers continue to be very troubling, and an anemic economic recovery from the last recession doesn’t appear to be generating all that many jobs.  In fact, there are millions fewer people working in America today than there were …
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Drinking Water Week 2012

As I was strolling down the aisles at the local Hallmark store looking for a Mother’s Day card, I was appalled to find exactly zero cards for Drinking Water Week.  Actually, I wasn’t really appalled or surprised by this.  In …
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Two Weeks Until Water Treatment Exam

That’s right!  Just two weeks remain until the Water Treatment Operator Certification exam here in California.  Are you ready?  If not, how best to prepare with so little time remaining?  We have a few suggestions for you. Your best bet …
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Final Snow Survey Results

The California Department of Water Resources conducted their final snow survey earlier this week.  The survey showed that the Sierra snow pack is only at 40 percent of normal for this time of year.  This is in stark contrast to …
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Big Berkey Water Filtration

I get questions all the time about home water treatment systems.  My general reaction is always the same: Don’t do it!  Why?  Because most of them won’t tell you how their unit is supposed to work.  If they won’t explain …
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