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093 The One with Jay Farmerie, CWT

093 The One with Jay Farmerie, CWT

Episode 93: Show Notes

As you all have heard me speak about on the show, I am endeavoring to become a better water treater each and every day.  This includes learning what I don’t know I don’t know.  This can be a very difficult task when you embark on this journey by yourself.  That is way I have engaged others to help me.
I believe that everyone should have a mentor to help them with the above-mentioned task.  Fortunately for me I have several.  About 20 years ago I asked Jay Farmerie, CWT if he would mentor me.  Lucky for me, he said yes.  Because of our relationship, I have someone who is engaged in helping me find my blind spots to uncover what I don’t know I don’t know.

On today’s episode I interview Jay about his career and all things water treatment.  I hope you enjoy our conversation. 


Key Points From This Episode:  

  • Being a Mentor [0:07:30] 
  • Starting GLA Water Consulting [0:20:21]  
  • Bid Specifications [0:23:35] 
  • Requirements to become a Certified Water Technologist [0:32:54] 
  • Water Treatment Standards [0:35:57] 
  • Water Doctors[0:41:12] 
  • Minimums for Water Treatment [0:47:32] 
  • Water Softener tests[0:50:13]  
  • Magic Questions [0:52:49]
  • And  a lot more!


“It’s so much easier to become better at this job when you are not doing it alone.” @traceblackmore  @jayfarmerie #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneWithJayFarmerieCWT   

“It takes a village to build any Water Treater!” @traceblackmore  @jayfarmerie #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneWithJayFarmerieCWT

“What do you know from the testing that you’re doing that actually validates that you’re doing what you are supposed to be doing?” @traceblackmore  @jayfarmerie #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneWithJayFarmerieCWT

“If it wasn’t written down, it wasn’t done.” @jayfarmerie @traceblackmore  #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneWithJayFarmerieCWT

Links mentioned:


Cyrus Rice Water Consultants

GLA Water Consultants   

American Association for the Advancement of Science

One Reply to “093 The One with Jay Farmerie, CWT”

  1. Can we have soft copies as write ups’ of these dialogues ..?
    I mean papers and not just discussion..verbal

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