Category: What is in our Drinking Water?

A brief history of Safe Drinking Water in the USA

Its been a long time since our Water was pure. Starting in the 1760s in England, when manufacturing became mechanized. Water, steam, wood, and coal powered machines forever changed a number of industries, and suddenly small towns became large cities as people flocked to factories to find work.

iPhones, self-driving cars, and designer clothing wouldn’t exist if not for the Industrial Revolution; historians use it as a time stamp for the transition between the early modern and modern periods.

As wealth increased nearly across the board, the economic standard of living rose dramatically along with the average life expectancy.

But the Industrial Revolution came at a cost to water quality and overall health.

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