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ID#:8656
Description:This historic 1938 diagram, which had been digitally enhanced and colorized, depicted the minimum allowable distances that should exist between a potable water supply, and sources of possible contamination. The purpose of these images and the accompanying training was focused on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination due to incorrect disposal of waste, such as sewage, in order to prevent water-borne diseases.
The descriptive information accompanying this drawing referred to a governmental publication, which contained instructions describing how to correctly place and build such a device. The specific citation was, “American Public Health Association Committee on Hygiene of Housing, Water Supply and Sewage Disposal for an Isolated Dwelling , H.A. Whittaker, September, 1938”. This was one of a series of instructional images used by the Minnesota Board of Health, in order to train state public health workers.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date:1938
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Links:Minnesota Health Department
Minnesota Health Department; R.N. Barr Library
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Water-Related Diseases
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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