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E. coli scare a reminder of Baltimore’s pioneering history in safe civic water systems

September 13, 2022

Once, Baltimore drinking water was a constant danger. Poor sanitation left the water dirty and often unfit to drink. In the early 20th century, “summer diarrhea,” a seasonal rise of gastrointestinal illness caused by microorganisms, was a leading cause of death among infants and children. Such dangers have become a distant memory in Baltimore, at least until city officials detected E. coli in the tap water.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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