Monthly Archives: October 2012

Water Treatment Operator Certification Exam

We are now down to three weeks of study time remaining prior to the Water Treatment Operator certification exam here in California.  Time to visit MOST to check out a course on Chlorination math or the Total Coliform Rule or …
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Mole Day 2012

We’re guessing that this event didn’t show up on your calendar.  Today is Mole Day!  And we don’t mean that furry little rodent that just trashed your garden.  Or that dark growth you keep discussing with your dermatologist.  The mole …
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Clean Water Act Turns 40

My, how time flies!  It seems such a short time ago that we were graduating from high school, beginning college as a Biochemistry major, and voting in our first national election.  In 1972, Richard Nixon was reelected as President of …
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Radon Awareness Week

This didn’t show up on our calendar, so we wanted to make sure you didn’t get caught by surprise too.  It’s radon awareness week!  Please, try to restrain your glee.  We know how much this means to you!  You probably …
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Endeavor or Endeavour?

To “endeavor” is to strive for some difficult objective or goal.  This term is thus a fitting name for one of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s space shuttles.  And this one now has a new home on the ground …
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Water Treatment Operator Certification Exam

We know you’ve been trying to put it out of your mind, but the time has come to face facts: the Water Treatment Operator Certification Exam for California is only five weeks away.  If you’re taking the exam, you need …
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Carbon Dioxide and Ocean Chemistry

We have tried to avoid any more posts related to human-caused global warming; long-time Subscribers know our position on this topic.  But this past Sunday’s Los Angeles Times provides us with a chance both to revisit this topic and to …
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California Gasoline Prices, Part II

It looks like Senator Dianne Feinstein reads the MOST blog.  As predicted in our previous post on California Gasoline prices, Feinstein is blaming the greed of the marketplace.  See: Link Our prediction is that absolutely no one will be indicted …
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California Gas Prices: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Improving air quality is a good thing.  No sane person could argue against that.  But we all should be part of the discussion as to how we might best accomplish such a noble goal.  And if we find that the …
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Peripheral Tunnels

We may need to discontinue our subscription to the Los Angeles Times — we’re not sure that our blood pressure can handle it any longer.  It’s not really the Times’ fault — this time.  Their Bettina Boxall is merely reporting …
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MOST To Provide Water Curriculum For California Community Colleges

How do we determine what gets presented in the water programs in California Community Colleges?  It has always been left up to the individual instructors to answer this question.  And almost every such instructor has only part-time, temporary status.  In fact, although …
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Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

  As a true native of Los Angeles, California, we are always amused by efforts to “restore” the Los Angeles River.  In today’s Los Angeles Times, Sam Allen reports that “The Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the second season of its “Paddle the …
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