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Lunchtime Local History Program: May 23 & 26


The History of the Lorain Water Treatment Plant

Part II - 1904 to 1924 - The Pittsburgh Filter Plant and Upgrades

May 23 at 12 Noon, Lorain Public Library System, Main Branch

May 26 at 11 am, Carnegie Center

Part II reveals how the population growth in the City of Lorain placed a strain on the Jewell Filter Process and the quality of Lorain's drinking water at the time.

Join Retired Lorain Water Purification Plant Superintendent Bill Gollnitz as he traces the highlights of the Jewell Filter process from "back in the day" through to the population growth in the City of Lorain that put a strain on the filtration process while attempting to maintain water quality.

Mr. Gollnitz is a 44+ year veteran of the drinking water industry and former Lorain water purification superintendent, and will be leading the discussions.  Mr. Gollnitz has managed water utilities in New York, Rhode Island and Ohio.  As a trained water resource manager and hydrologist, he has also provided consulting services in several other states.  Mr. Gollnitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mount Union College, Alliance Ohio; and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science-Water Resources from SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, New York.     

Note: A $5 admission charge applies to all programs and exhibits at the Moore House Museum and the Carnegie Center.

Later Event: February 8
Waterfront History Excursions