Summer Solstice

  Even Druids knew about the Summer Solstice. Long-time readers know that we always note the passing of the seasons here at MOST.  We have just passed the Summer Solstice, the official beginning of Summer, and the longest day of …
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Water System Operator Article

We just began receiving a new magazine called — appropriately enough! — “Water System Operator.”  They also go by “WSO,” as everything these days seems to be known only by acronym.  (Like MOST!)  The cover article this month caught our …
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Beware of Distribution Questions on the Treatment Exam

We just received this feedback from Subscriber Ray.  Because it is similar to observations made by many other folks, we thought we should share it with you, as a way to help you prepare for the Water Treatment exam on …
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The Professional Water Operator

The American Water Works Association is offering an online course that explores the career of the Water Operator transforming from an unskilled utility worker into a professional.  Here is how they describe their course: www.fashion.henryfoxrecruitment.com/cats/ “Over time, trades grow into …
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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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Seawater Desalination in SoCal

Southern California may not be the driest place on Planet Earth, but we sure don’t get much rain.  It’s a bit amusing at times to hear of “droughts” lasting a couple of weeks in other parts of the world.  By …
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Monday Morning Quarterback

The Water Treatment Operator certification exam is finally over.  But will you be taking it again in six months?  And if so, how will you get the points that you missed this time?  Let’s play Monday Morning Quarterback on the …
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The Countdown Continues

Saturday is exam day for those of you looking to become certified Water Treatment Operators (or advancing your current certification) in California.  As the countdown continues and exam time comes, we wish you the best of luck.  If you have …
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Water Treatment Operator Certification Exam — Only One Week To Go!

Time sure does fly, especially if something really important is coming up.  And what could be more important to a Water Treatment Operator than certification exam day?  Are you ready yet?  If not, there’s still time to prepare.  But don’t …
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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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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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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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Safewater Team

Everyone who has taken even one of our classes has heard this statistic: over 4,000 children die in this world every day from waterborne disease.  (That is according to the World Health Organization, in a 2009 report.)  That makes this …
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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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