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Water Supply and Distribution


At the beginning of the 20th century, in the United States and in many other countries, water was both greatly in demand and greatly feared. Cities across the nation were clamoring for more of it as their populations grew, and much of the West saw it as the crucial missing ingredient for development. At the same time, the condition of existing water supply systems was abysmal—and a direct threat to public health.


     Water Supply and Distribution
     Clean Water Challenge
     Early Years
     Thirsty Cities
     Ongoing Challenge
     Future Technology
     Essay - Samuel C. Florman

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