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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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Water Distribution Sample Exam Now Available to MOST Subscribers

We’ve been promising it for several weeks now, but we finally finished it: we have sample Water Distribution Operator certification exams ready for our Subscribers.  If you’re taking the California exam on March 16, this could be just what you …
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Happy Presidents’ Day

We tend to mark the passage of time with special occasions, such as holidays.  Today is Presidents’ Day, and a hearty “Hail to the Chief” to each of the men who served our Nation in its highest office.  Despite our …
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WM 5 – Velocity Calculation, Friction, and Hydraulic Grade Lines

This course will present the basic calculation of velocity, using the general formula of Flow Rate = Velocity x Area.  Velocity in pipelines and treatment processes will be examined, as well as the impact of velocity on friction, and the …
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WT 1 – The Surface Water Treatment Rule

This course will explore the Surface Water Treatment Rule, including a look at multiple barrier treatment, approved pathogen removal technologies, and disinfection credit using the CT calculation.  Course intended for Water Operator contact hours and continuing education.  Approximate length:  1 …
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WQ 4 – Microbiology for Operators

This course provides an overview of the science of microbiology, as it applies to water quality regulations and treatment operations.  Different forms of microorganisms are discussed, as well as a few basic laboratory techniques.  Course intended for Water Operator contact …
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WQ 1 – The Nature of Water

This course explores the unique substance water from a basic chemistry standpoint.  Includes definitions of several beginning chemistry terms including matter, energy, substances, mixtures, atoms, molecules and ions.  Course intended for Water Operator contact hours and continuing education. Approximate length:  …
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Water Storage Update and Certification Exam Day

The Department of Water Resources updated their storage graph yesterday, and we continue to see an encouraging trend at Lake Oroville. Storage has almost reached last year’s levels for the same date. As the graph shows, last year also saw …
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Bridalveil Fall and Certification Deadline

This photo is Bridalveil Fall from the great Ansel Adams. This is perhaps the most photographed waterfall in the world, situated opposite of El Capitan at the entrance to Yosemite Valley. A couple of reminders today for California Operators: The …
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