Article | March 23, 2020

World Water Day: Alabama's Iron And Steel Manufacturing Contributes To Public Health

By Maury D. Gaston, Chairman, Alabama Iron & Steel Council


World Water Day is March 22.  In the context of today’s news, speaking about clean water and public health is more topical than usual, and today’s example is encouraging.

At the turn of the previous century, the time of my grandfather’s birth only 120 years ago, most people got their water from a well and used an outhouse.  These were often near one another, contributing to the spread of disease.


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