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Posted March 23, 2011
So take this review with a grain of salt. I'm not a great judge when it comes to literature. I run a water plant for a living. This book made me re-think the way I perform my job on a daily basis. Its really easy for a water treatment plant operator to fall into a calm, complacent, mundane attitude toward our daily activities. Once a plant is established, operation knowledge is past along to new operators without thought or consideration. "We do it this way because that's the way we've always done it."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
To change this cycle, operators should look at there jobs differently each day. We all should look at our water resources and decide that clean, safe water is of the utmost importance to our way of life and to our future.
I loved the history of John Snow, Robert Koch, and the various utilities of the US. When the author began to write of his experience, I thought he might be comparing his experiences with those of Snow. How he's right and everyone "in the know" is wrong. It was only a small distraction, however.
Bottom line, this is a great book that should be on every operator, engineer, or environmental scientists book shelf.