Tags » Drinking Water

May 25, 1907: Birth of Rachel Carson; 1806: Description of Glasgow Filtration Works

May 25, 1907: Birth of Rachel Carson. “Biologist and author of Silent Spring, The Sea Wind and other non-fiction work intended to improve the public understanding of science, Carson became a leading figure in the environmental movement before her death in 1964.” 284 more words



LAT: “It’s a technology with the potential to ease California’s colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say. But there’s just one problem — the “yuck factor.” As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.” 60 more words


Searching for Gold

I read a story the other day, a true life survival story about a guy who went into the Aussie Outback searching for gold. This is a modern day story, not some settler tale of yesteryear. 554 more words


Fuel Spills Into Sewers During Tanker Explosion; Officials Confident Water Is Safe

DETROIT (WWJ) — Cleanup crews continue to work both on and underneath the roadway where 9,000 gallons of unleaded fuel in a tanker caught fire… 175 more words


May 24, 1911: Common Cup Banned

May 24, 1911: Municipal Journal articles.

Drinking Cup Outlawed. “Chicago, Ill.-Chicago physicians are united in praising the action of the Council in outlawing the common drinking cup. 193 more words


May 23, 1904: Boonton Water Supply Delivered to Jersey City

May 23, 1904: First delivery of water from the Boonton supply to Jersey City, New Jersey. At the end of the 19th century, the water supply for Jersey City, New Jersey was contaminated with sewage and the death toll from typhoid fever was high. 187 more words


May 22, 1854: Birth of Leonard P. Kinnicutt

May 22, 1854: Birth of Leonard P. Kinnicutt. In 1909, Leonard P. Kinnicutt was Professor of chemistry and director of the chemical laboratory at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 257 more words