Published March 2010 "Dead Cats in Conduits - Bristol's Drinking Water"
In 1847 Alfred J. Ellis opened a boarding house and groggery in Yerba Buena, which became
History is scattered with incidents that might have changed the course of events, but they usually more dramatic than that of choosing the wrong mixer with your alcoholic beverage. Yet water is essential to human life, and the risk of contamination from dead sailors, animal waste, bad pipes or just stagnant water, has long been a source of human illness and death. Access to water has determined the sites of settlement, helped found and destroy the greatest empires, created oases from deserts and vice versa. Access to sources of sufficient quality and quantity is of growing concern to all of us as the world’s population soars and our climate becomes unstable.
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It is particularly timely as there is at present a movement to have the old fountains reinstated across the city,so will be a useful aid to this campaign as well as of general interest.
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