Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Water Filtration Experiments
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The data he collected led to a 3-part system that includes sand and gravel filtration. This system purified Ohio River water so well that when filtering began in 1909, the number of deaths from typhoid fever declined by 60%. Fuller's purification system formed the basis of modern water filtration.
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2505.)
Location. 38° 16.804′ N, 85° 42.097′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Zorn Avenue, on the right when traveling south on River Road. Touch for map. Located in Louisville Water Tower Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3005 River Road, Louisville KY 40207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Water Works Pumping Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville Water Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Hospital (approx. one mile away in Indiana); The Heigold Facade (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kentucky School for the Blind (approx. 1.8 miles away); Since 1842 / Since 1858 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clark County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . George W. Fuller on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.