Monthly Archives: July 2012

Introduction Treatment Course

Thanks to those of you who signed up for the Introduction Water Treatment course that we will be teaching all this week for the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association.  Because of that commitment, don’t expect any more …
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Total Coliform Rule Course

It’s been a little while, but we have just completed a new course here at MOST.  It is Water Quality – 5, the Total Coliform Rule and Measuring Coliforms.  We had been wanting to add this one for quite some …
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Off-Peak Pumping — Limited Version

Okay, you’ve had a week to digest our posts on off-peak pumping and its tremendous benefits to both water and electric utilities.  Perhaps you’ve evaluated your storage capacity and determined full off-peak pumping just can’t be done at your agency.  …
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Off-Peak Pumping — The Payoff

In our last two posts we identified the general benefit of off-peak pumping, and did a simple analysis of a treatment plant to determine if it could be accomplished in our example scenario.  Today, we’ll explore “The Payoff” — that …
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Off-Peak Pumping, Continued

In this continuation of our last blog, we want to see if off-peak pumping is viable for your water agency.  In our next blog, we’ll find out how much money might be at stake.  To do this, we will walk …
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Off-Peak Pumping

With the heat wave on here in southern California, I was sitting in my dark house, with as many electrical appliances as possible turned off, trying to come up with a topic for today’s blog.  At that point I realized that it …
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MOST First Annual Report

It’s hard for us to believe, but MOST has been online for a year already.  So we owe our Subscribers our first annual report.  In short, it’s been a really good year! Our old blogspot site continues to draw readers …
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Independence Day 2012

Happy Fourth of July!  And as we celebrate the independence of our country from Great Britain, there are a couple of other feats of independence that we should acknowledge today.  First, the Chemistry course that I’m teaching for the Summer Session at …
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