Global Warming and the Oceans

Longtime Subscribers to MOST know where we stand on this issue: we’re “Deniers.”  At least that’s what the folks on the other side of the issue label us.  We prefer to call ourselves “scientists.”  But what better way to kick …
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Water Quality Course — Online!

One of the things we like to crow about here at MOST is that we have been teaching water courses at community college since 1989.  There’s something the “Johnny-come-lately’s” to online Operator training can’t say.  The college with which we …
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Surface Water Treatment Rule Exam Questions on YouTube

The two MOST important regulations for Water Treatment Operators are the Total Coliform Rule and the Surface Water Treatment Rule.  To help you prepare for the Water Treatment Operator certification exam here in California on November 16, MOST has added …
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Now on YouTube: Total Coliform Rule Questions

The Water Treatment Operator certification exam is just over three weeks away here in California.  In our last few posts, we have shown you various ways that MOST can help you prepare.  And we’ve just added another way with a …
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Water Fluoridation? Bad Idea!

The fluoridation of drinking water has been hailed by some as one of the greatest public health advances in modern times.  Color MOST very, very skeptical.  We are not fans of this practice, and there are a host of reasons …
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MOST Source Water Quality Course

It has been a while since we added a new course to the MOST site, but this drought is over — unlike the real drought here in California.  We had a chance to “fine-tune” this one a bit in some …
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Water Treatment Operator Exam

You’ve only got four weeks left until the Water Treatment Operator certification exam in California on May 18.  Make sure you get some studying in every day or two between now and exam day.  And don’t forget that MOST is …
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The Chlorine Revolution

We have often expressed the view that chlorine in drinking water gets a grossly unfair rap in today’s world.  The discovery of disinfection by-products, notably trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids, has been the main factor in forming this picture of chlorine.  …
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Matt Damon Speaks for Water.Org

Those of you that have taken courses from us have heard us speak of a staggering statistic: 4,000 children die each day from waterborne diseases.  Or perhaps we should say, water-“Bourne” diseases.  We have also decried the lack of visibility …
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Ban Bottled Water?

We’re big fans of tap water here at MOST.  We’ve spent 40 years in this industry, and we understand the many layers of safeguards and regulations in place that ensure our tap water is healthful.  On top of that, it …
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Perchlorate on Mars

Thanks to Subscriber Victor for this tip:  NASA’s rover “Curiosity” has found perchlorate on Mars!  That would be the very same perchlorate that is regulated in drinking water in California — although the USEPA has yet to establish a drinking …
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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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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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