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Lecture: New Jersey’s Drinking Water Crisis of 1876

May 28 @ 1:00 pm

Drinking Water

Saturday: May 28th

1:00 PM


In 1876, the New Jersey Geological Survey was forced to find ways of measuring the disease-causing potential of a water supply without actually knowing exactly how diseases were transmitted.

Many cities relied on the Passaic River which by 1874 could not supply potable water anywhere below the city of Paterson.

Join Kevin Olsen, an Instrumentation Specialist on the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Montclair State University as he delves into the 1876 geological survey and its ramifications.

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County of Passaic

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