March 15, 1813: Birth of John Snow. Dr. John Snow (March 15, 1813–June 16, 1858) is famous for the Broad Street Pump episode but he accomplished so much more than that. He was first and foremost a physician who trained in England in the early part of the 19th century. He made significant contributions to […]
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) will be hosting the Fix a Leak Week Twitter party, Monday, March 20, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Please follow @fixaleakweekaz to join the party, and use the hashtag #fixaleak on your tweets during the party and all week long.
Fix a Leak Week is also when we will kick off the 2017 GardenForWater.com campaign, encouraging property owners NOT to drown their drainfield and avoid expensive root intrusions by planting only native species.
UPDATE!! The Winner of the Commercial Landscape Category will also receive our prestigious Golden Plunger Award!
March 3, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey established by President Rutherford B. Hayes signing a bill authorizing money for the organization. “The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and […]
November 16, 1918: Municipal Journal. A Sanitary Survey of an Unnamed City. The conditions about which you will read were by no means unusual in 1918 in the U.S. “A State Board of Health a few months ago, made a sanitary survey of a certain city (the name of which is unessential) which was of more than […]
November 1, 1836: Birth of Hiram Francis Mills. “Born in Bangor, Maine, in the year 1836 and receiving his early schooling there, the young Hiram Mills moved on to the newly-established Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute to be graduated before he was twenty. When he was in his middle thirties he was appointed Chief Engineer of the […]