Water Quality

The Real History of Toilets

 

Spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, Victorian mogul Thomas Crapper did not invent the modern flush toilet...but if he didn't, then who did? It's time to explore the real history of this ubiquitous bathroom necessity, and how it evolved into the porcelain flushers we all know and love today.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from rudimentary systems used by close-knit communities in ancient Mesopotamia to today's high-tech plastic or porcelain thrones.

The Underground History of Sewers

 

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? Once you pull that lever, anything inside your porcelain bowl goes on a wild ride through miles upon miles of pipes and tunnels until it reaches its final destination — one which isn't where you think.

Join New York Adventure Club for a deep dive into the intricate systems of pipes and water tunnels that create our sewer systems, which we humans so often clog up in our daily lives.

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

 

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today?

This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why we should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia.

Using Data to Predict Non-Compliance

 

Tue, Feb 16, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MST. This is a virtual event.

Ensuring the health and safety of the public requires more than just reacting to non-compliances, it requires a good preventative strategy. With trend reporting and analysis, you can discover common violations and problem areas so you can help your providers anticipate and avoid non-compliances before they occur.

NSF, ANSI and Standards: The Who, What and Why

 

The demands on environmental health regulatory agencies to do more with less have persisted for many years and the scope and detail of work continues to grow. Concurrently, a desire for uniformity has developed across both the regulatory and industry landscapes. The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) was created back in the 1940s to assist in tackling these issues and to provide support to environmental health agencies whenever possible.

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