Michael J. McGuire

Michael J. McGuire

This Day in Water History is a blog about historical happenings in the fields of drinking water and wastewater keyed to calendar dates.  Some of the posts are quite serious and others are whimsical.  Some of the posts are about events that had worldwide implications and others are quite obscure.  It is a work in progress.  The blog is maintained by Michael J. McGuire as a subsidiary to his blog safedrinkingwaterdotcom.  If you have a suggestion to add to the list of historical happenings on specific dates, send an email to mike AT michaeljmcguire DOT com (where AT = @ and DOT = “.”)

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  1. Ann Soule

    I do like your blog and read a couple a week at least – especially when they pertain to water in the western US. There’s a lot of history here, too, beyond Los Angeles. Any articles from the last century giving a clue why California is so far behind in its groundwater regulation would be great… Colorado River, Snake/Columbia system, the list goes on!

    1. safedrinkingwaterdotcom Post author

      That is an excellent question about GW regulation in California. I don’t know is the short answer. I suspect that it is because of the power of the farm lobby in the state. Obviously, the biggest users and abusers of GW are mega farms and agribusiness. I would be happy to post some material on the Snake Columbia River system. Is there a source for dated material on it?

    2. joseph minneci

      You might want to read a short book on Ground water adjudication in California named “Dividing the Waters”.

  2. Franziska Blome

    Hi Mr. McGuire. I stumbled upon your blog doing research for a new NOVA documentary. I’m looking for archival images showing water treatment/purification throughout the centuries. Would you happen to know a collection that might be helpful?


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