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The Water Sifu

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Turning ordinary water workers into water black belts

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Turning ordinary water workers into water black belts

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By xConfuseDxAnTx - Aug 23 2019
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This is such a hard topic to learn about but Ty made it entertaining and easy to learn

Great information

By esevic - Aug 07 2018
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Podcast gives you the breakdown on how to get into the water industry with tons of information

iTunes Ratings

118 Ratings
Average Ratings
108
5
1
2
2

Heck yes!

By xConfuseDxAnTx - Aug 23 2019
Read more
This is such a hard topic to learn about but Ty made it entertaining and easy to learn

Great information

By esevic - Aug 07 2018
Read more
Podcast gives you the breakdown on how to get into the water industry with tons of information
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The Water Sifu

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Turning ordinary water workers into water black belts

Rank #1: Water Sifu #15: Water Treatment Exam Prep – Audio Flash Cards

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Water Treatment Exam Prep
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I think that creating and using flash cards is an incredible tool for ingraining the knowledge when studying for your water treatment or distribution exams.  A major stray from my normal show type, this week will basically be a “study guide on the go” for people testing for a Treatment Exam.  Think of this weeks show as audio flash cards… which is essentially what it is.

Dec 16 2010

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Rank #2: Water Sifu #3 – Water Treatment Overview

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Water Sifu Episode 3 – Water Treatment Overview
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Water Treatment is the subject of this weeks episode, with an emphasis on Conventional Treatment.  We will follow water from the moment it enters the plant as it travels through pre-disinfection and into the flash mixer where coagulation occurs.  From there we follow it’s path through the flocculation basins, the sedimentation basin, the filter beds, and into the clear wells where it will be ready for consumption.  We will also briefly discuss direct filtration and micro filtration.

Aug 19 2010

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Rank #3: Water Sifu #10: Biological Contaminants and Disinfection

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Biological Contaminants and Disinfection
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Biological contaminants of the water supply have killed millions and millions of people through the years.  Today we are going to look at some of these contaminants and show how, through chlorination and disinfection, their threat has been drastically reduced.  We are also going to take a look at chlorine itself, talking about some of it’s properties and dangers along with it’s fantastic disinfective properties.

Oct 16 2010

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Rank #4: Water Sifu #18: Distribution Review – Audio Flash Cards

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Distribution Review – Audio Flash Cards
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With the popularity of the last “Water Treatment” audio flash cards episode, I have had many people request I do another with an emphasis on “Water Distribution System” exam preparation.  This week we will do just that….

Mar 21 2011

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Rank #5: Water Sifu #11 – Hard and Soft Water, Iron and Manganese Problems, Nitrification

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Hard / Soft Water, Iron and Manganese, Nitrification
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This week I focus on some random, undesirable, issues which may arise in the system and affect water quality… specifically  hard or soft water problems, staining as a result of iron or manganese, and nitrification.

Oct 23 2010

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Rank #6: Water Sifu #4 – Water Distribution System Overview

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Water Sifu Episode 4: Distribution System Overview
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This episode of The Water Sifu is going to talk about water distribution systems, giving you a brief overview of how the whole process works.  We’re going to talk about sources of supply, and how water gets from that source to your tap.  We’re also going to talk about different types of system designs, system storage, system pressure, and how water systems work in areas of different elevations.

As discussed during the show, while talking about asbestos-cement mains, I have provided a link to an EPA page concerning asbestos in drinking water here.

Aug 25 2010

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Rank #7: Water Sifu #12: Government Regulations

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Government Regulation of the Drinking Water Industry
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In this episode of The Water Sifu, I spend a brief time discussing issues which have gotten in my way of putting out regular weekly content, and then get into the meat of the show, which discusses government regulation of the drinking water industry.  This is a must listen show for anyone studying for a state exam.

Nov 02 2010

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Rank #8: Water Sifu #20: Water Chemistry

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Water Chemistry
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The meat of this episode focuses on some water chemistry subjects which can initially be difficult to grasp, specifically the subjects of pH, alkalinity, and calcium carbonate saturation.  We will discuss them in detail, explaining how they interact and affect each other.  We will also get into discussing calcium carbonate saturation, and talk about how controlling this, through marble testing or use of the Langelier saturation index, can help control corrosive water or deposition of scale in water systems.

Sep 09 2011

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Rank #9: Water Sifu #14: Passing your Water Treatment or Water Distribution Exam – The First Time

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Passing your Water Treatment or Water Distribution Exam
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In this podcast I share my advice on how to best improve your chances of success on your water treatment and water distribution exams.  From exam prep, to what to study, to where to find the best study materials, to how to study, and how to test, this podcast has it all.

The following link will help you to best use the material on this site to prepare for your treatment or distribution exams.

Unfortunately, since recording this podcast, the Minnesota Rural Water Assn has taken down their free practice exams.

Dec 03 2010

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Rank #10: Water Sifu #21: Water Treatment Techniques, Part 1

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Treatment Techniques, Part 1
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This episode is the first part of a two part show concentrating on material you need to know for your state exams concerning different harmful or undesirable issues which can occur in water and the techniques we can use to remedy them.  Items covered on this show include Waterborne Pathogens (virus, bacteria, protozoans), Turbidity, Corrosive Water (problems associated with, types of corrosion, testing, and prevention), and Excessive Hardness.

At the beginning of this show I also spend some time discussing some you tube videos which I will be producing going forward, as well as different ways to contact me via social media.

Oct 11 2011

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