Hygienic Drinking Water Made Into Federal Law
The theory of germs transmitting disease is still a concept that many people have a hard time accepting. It is still a popular custom to use of a single cup or dipper for a pail of water or water cooler at public conveniences.
Doctors are very aware of the problem but people and corporations are slow to act in making changes.
On October 30, 1912 the federal government established the very first national drinking water regulation that banned the use of the common cup aboard interstate train carriers.