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Government's Role in Water Quality - Slide 2

Government's Role in Water Quality
Issues  and Concerns for  Agriculture in  Illinois

Slide 2 - Historical Perspective on Water Quality and the Role of Government
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Historical Perspective on Water Quality and the Role of Government

  • In the 19th century clean and safe drinking water was not a given
  • Many communities were established along rivers and streams - for a source of drinking
    water, power, transportation, etc
  • Cities also dumped sewage and waste into these rivers and streams
  • People died of cholera and thyphoid
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