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May 5, 1858: Birth of Dr. John L. Leal- a Hero Of Public Health

This Day in Water History

Dr. John L. Leal Dr. John L. Leal

May 5, 1858: 156th anniversary of the birth 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 20th century. John L. Leal is one of them and after reading this, I think you will agree that he did more than most to save people’s lives.

John L. Leal was born in the small town of Andes, New York on May 5, 1858. His father, John Rose Leal was a physician who joined the 144th Regiment, New York Volunteers and fought in the Civil War. During the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, John Rose Leal contracted what was most likely a case of amoebic dysentery from contaminated drinking water. He suffered from the disease for more than 17 years before he finally…

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What Earth Day means to me: Dendra Best

What Earth Day means to me. More …..

Dendra Best. Executive Director WasteWater Education 501(c)3

I am taking an online course from the University of Bath about sustainability and the question was posed, what motivates someone to be environmentally aware/responsible?

What Earth Day means to me.

earthdayposterMy first memory of Earth Day is the 1990 poster for Earth Day with the quote “No Place Like Home.”

This was the first year I was able to participant in the school’s street day cleanup because I met the height and age requirement. I remember feeling so special to pick up trash on the side of the road because the person who collected the most trash received a prize.

I did not win the prize that year but from that day on, I have always participated in recycling efforts in my home and professional life. I was so happy three years ago, when I found a copy of this poster on EBay and I purchased it to hang in my kitchen, so I can remind my family and teach my future children the importance of taking care of the earth.

Kay Lackey. WasteWater Education 501(c)3 Board Member

Where Can I Get More Training? | Green Infrastructure | US EPA

Where Can I Get More Training? | Green Infrastructure | US EPA.

EPA is pleased to announce a brand-new webcast series on implementing green infrastructure. This page provides information on the 2014 webcast series, as well as links to archived webcasts and a summary of certification programs. To be added to a mailing list for additional training opportunities, please send an email to

First Webcast: January 7th, 2014
1:00pm – 2:30pm EST


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