March 13, 1914: Death (in Paterson, NJ) of John L. Leal, physician and water treatment expert who pioneered chlorine disinfection in the U.S. There are many unsung heroes who contributed significantly to public health at the turn of the 20thcentury. John L. Leal is one of them and after reading this, I think you will […]
December 21, 1868: Birth of George Warren Fuller in Franklin, Massachusetts. George Warren Fuller was, quite simply, the greatest sanitary engineer of his time, and his time was long—lasting from 1895 to 1934. In truth, we have not seen his like since. How did he reach the pinnacle of his field? What early influences led […]
December 5, 1782: Martin Van Buren, 8thPresident of the U.S., is born. In the collective mind of “Mental Floss,” Van Buren is famous for his toilet. “When he lost his 1840 reelection bid in a landslide to war hero William Henry Harrison—Van Buren picked up only six states in the electoral college, and not even […]
July 30, 2018: Article in Scottish Construction Now—260-year-old Wooden Water Pipes Unearthed in Edinburgh. “Workers have unearthed rare 260-year-old wooden water pipes during a dig in Edinburgh. Fifteen pieces of the elm piping were unearthed during excavation work at George Square, where a new underground heating system is being built by the University of Edinburgh […]
As North America alternates between sweltering or being inundated with so-called 100 year rain events (which now seem to actually happen every year!) no one can deny that we are having some pretty weird weather?
Every community now struggles to get information out to its property owners on how to manage water use on their properties.
And so …… to recognize those innovative, inventive, or just plain hysterically funny efforts WasteWater Education is inviting you to submit your media campaign for our “Don’t drown your drain field!” summer competition. Just send us an email! or via Twitter @WasteWaterEd
And the prize? Our Empress Of Effluent Award!
The issue of Time of Transfer / Time of Sale inspections will be the subject of the first session in WasteWater Education’s full day track at the 2019 WWETT Show February 20.
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April 25, 2014: Switch to Flint River Water Supply, Flint, MI. An article published online memorialized the change earlier that day from treated water from Detroit, Michigan, to the raw water supply of the Flint River and the activation of the Flint Water Plant. The photo from that article reproduced above shows local and state officials […]