On Tap - A History Of Drinking Water

Mark Jenner explores the historical significance of water.

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01Paying The Piper1999021819990712Mark Jenner explores the historical significance of water.|The introduction of piped water revolutionised the lives of women who spent hours every day collecting water.|But it also brought about the first water company monopolies and a change in attitude towards this staple of life.
02The Great Stink1999022519990719The filthy condition of the Thames and outbreaks of cholera brought about great sanitary reforms in the 19th century.|Profit-making water companies were eventually brought into public ownership.
03 LASTDrops To Drink1999030419990726The Victorians created a system which provided every citizen with good-quality drinking water, but their legacy may create problems well into the water-conscious next millennium.