Melosi 14-16

population moved dramatically to suburbs after WWII
inner cities were in bad shape

New Ecology: concern about human impact on the environment, more understanding of the environment as a system.  P. 177:

development of environmental ideas


suburbs mean that systems need to be expanded
water use increased--dishwashers, watering lawns...
shortage of water in some areas

threats from bacteria are taken care of, more concern about chemicals
City of Clemson annual Water Quality Report


Should federal or state government regulate water pollution?

keeping up with suburban growth
older systems were in poor shape
where treatment plants already existed, they had problems with synthetic detergents