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About safedrinkingwaterdotcom

McGuire is an environmental engineer and writer. He has worked in the drinking water community for over 50 yrs

Get REAL Impact by Publishing in the Journal – American Water Works Association

We know it is a tough world out there for researchers who want the biggest audience for their published works. There are dozens of journals that publish articles about water. These days, you may want to publish your papers in … Continue reading

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Boiled in China: A Personal Source of Safe Drinking Water

In May 2013, I gave a series of lectures at Tsinghua University and other academic institutions in China. During my travels, I was hosted at a number of banquets. I do not drink alcohol, so it was a little awkward … Continue reading

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Pure and Wholesome—The Original Definition of Safe Drinking Water

by Michael J. McGuire I have been intrigued by the term “pure and wholesome” throughout my career. After I came upon it during my research for The Chlorine Revolution, I knew that I had to learn more about it. One … Continue reading

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Looking for 100 Mules

by Michael J. McGuire Why? Why would I be looking for mules? I have never even been up close and personal with a mule before. The artist Lauren Bon has created an “artistic action” involving 100 mules tied directly to … Continue reading

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What the heck does CCF mean?

by Michael J. McGuire I am not talking about the California Community Foundation, Cheetah Conservation Fund or Center for Children and Families. Hey, I write about water stuff. A few thousand water utility employees and I know what CCF means, … Continue reading

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It’s All Hurricane Katrina’s Fault

by Michael J. McGuire Commentary:  Now I have heard everything. The death of the 4-year old boy in St. Bernard Parish is being linked to Hurricane Katrina. As related in a bunch of news articles recently, a Louisiana epidemiologist, who … Continue reading

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What if I put it up my nose?

By Michael J. McGuire Water utilities are required to provide drinking water that is safe for their customers to drink. But what about other uses of municipal water? Is a water utility responsible for ensuring the safety of water that … Continue reading

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The Best of 365 Daily Blogs

By Michael J. McGuire One year ago today (September 1, 2012) I committed to posting daily articles on my other blog This Day in Water History. It turned into quite an effort–much more so that I ever thought. Along the … Continue reading

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Peking Duck in Beijing

By Michael J. McGuire This trip to China is different. My first trip in May 2011 was as a spouse on an inspection of projects supported by the J. Paul Getty Trust with the Getty Conservation Council. The Council consists … Continue reading

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Fourteen Days in China

By Michael J. McGuire I find myself on an Air Canada jet on the first leg of my trip to China. How did I get here? Why am I going? I got here because I know a guy. Yuefeng Xie … Continue reading

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