September 13, 1987: New York Times headline–“Pollution of Summer ’87 Seen as Oceanic Warning.” Along the East Coast, where tides have been running an ugly brown and garbage washes ashore, where some waters have become unsafe for swimming and lethal to a multitude of fish, the summer of 1987 should be viewed as a cautionary tale, environmental experts and Government officials say.
The unpleasant summer, which cast a pall on thousands of vacations, was a demonstration of how delicate the ecosystem balance is in the marine environment. Experts agree that the problems, the result of conditions long established, will be repeated from time to time. And few think that enough is being done about them. Much of the blame for the pollution was leveled at wastewater discharges.
September 13, 1889: Marrietta, Ohio sold bonds to provide means for the construction and completion of a system of water works. The plant was on South Seventh Street and used water from the Ohio River. A newspaper account said that the first water sample from the new Ohio River Plant was collected on May 6, 1905.