1 About

This website covers the full  range of providing drinking water, from geological access, to treatment and distribution. It is based primarily on the history of water supply in Essex, but includes the wider world, based upon the experience of the author as a scientist specialising in water supply for 40 years and travels since. Apart from Essex, It  also contains  details of  water supplies engineered by the Romans, and Gibraltar and Malaysia with which the Author was associated, and  for example the mystery of the sexless procreation of chironomid midges living in water mains. Also the closure of the iconic rain water collection system on Gibraltar. Emphasis is placed on the  history of water supply from Langford  between 1927 and 1996, relating the transition from steam pumps to Electric, and primary use of Chlorine instead of lime as a purification agent. Numerous talks have been given over the last 20 years to a wide variety of organisations. 

Langford from Air 001

Langford Treatment Plant from the air, taken by the author, whilst piloting a light aircraft on his way to Le Touquet, France for lunch.

Pictures have also been included (in Climate and Geology Page) of the Iconic Roman buildings in Palmyra, Syria, under threat of destruction.

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Entrance to Palmyra

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A Syrian Reservoir near Homs

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