Monthly Archives: September 2012

Heavy, Heavy Fuel

Subscriber Chris sent us an email earlier this week inquiring about heavy water.  We thought it was a topic that might interest a lot of water folks, so here it is in today’s blog.  As it is used in nuclear …
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Chlorine and Typhoid

About a month ago we noted a new blog on the water scene from our colleague Michael McGuire.  He has a great post today that we strongly recommend on the history of the use of chlorine for drinking water disinfection.  …
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Water Supply at the Autumnal Equinox

Like our ancestors, we like to note key celestial events such as the Autumnal Equinox — the official first day of Fall.  This year we were away from the office, so we couldn’t post anything.  Instead, we were engaged in …
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Call of Duty

It’s been a few months since our last California water supply update, so we must respond to the call of duty: it’s time to venture into the Sierra Nevada to ascertain first hand our water supply situation.  It’s quite a …
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Burbank Water and Power

One of our best customers is Burbank (California) Water and Power.  We really appreciate their support of MOST.  It seems we are not alone in our appreciation.  If you are a member of the American Water Works Association, you probably …
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Already Gone

  We got so much feedback on our last blog that we thought we would try to continue the theme of musical lyrics to title today’s blog.  The State exam was yesterday, so it’s “Already Gone.”  Was that too much …
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“Ooh, Ooh, That Smell!”

“The smell of death surrounds you.” (Photo from Los Angeles Times) If you are a fan of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, you will recognize the title for today’s blog and the caption for today’s photo.  However, Skynyrd was not …
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It’s Exam Week!

Yes, Saturday is the big day.  We hope that the sample exam questions that we have provided to many of you Subscribers will help you to success on Saturday.  From our archives here at MOST, we refer you to a …
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Water Math: Conversions

Are you ready for the Water Distribution Operator certification exam on September 15?  How are your water math skills?  At MOST, we’re here to help!  Today we are pointing you back to an older post on the MOST essential math …
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MOST on YouTube

It’s less than two weeks until the Water Distribution Operator certification exam here in California.  Perhaps you’re getting a little nervous, especially since the exam is about 50 percent longer now, and the pass rate was only about 50 percent …
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