George Warren Fuller

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

George Warren Fuller was born in Franklin, Massachusetts back in 1868. After graduating from high school, he continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the tender age of 16 receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1890. He was sent to Berlin, Germany to continue his education where he studied bacteriology and the Hygiene Institute of the University of Berlin.

Upon his return to the United States he worked at the Lawrence Experiment Station in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He worked for the City of Louisville, Kentucky to study water filtration from 1895-97. He opened up a consulting practice in New York City in 1899, where he worked on several water projects. It is estimated that he consulted on over 150 municipalities and agencies during his career.

What you may not know about George is that he designed and built the first modern water filtration plant and designed and built the first chlorination system that disinfected a U.S. drinking water supply. While there have been improvements on his design the basic concept remains.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good mornng, James Dray LOL.... George Fuller with his FHS and MIT education went on to create systems to keep the water systems throughout the country safe for consumption.... although, there ARE places today that should be installing those systems....

Feb 06, 2020 02:45 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Issues with regard to water filtration are big news these days in my area. Enjoy your day!

Feb 06, 2020 03:37 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... clean water is something we so take for granted... easy to forget it wasn't always so.

Feb 06, 2020 04:05 AM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

My husband swears by the taste of New York City water. Now I know wh

Feb 06, 2020 04:11 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a fabulous and creative guy. Great read. TY

Feb 06, 2020 04:28 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

I am sure he had a hand in the New York City system which is one of the real wonders.

Feb 06, 2020 05:16 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi James - because of ActiveRain, when I hear of Franklin Massachusetts, my mind immediately think of Barbara Todaro  although I am sure Mr Fuller was a great and wise native. 

Feb 06, 2020 05:44 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well the next time I drink some tap water I will think of him.

Feb 06, 2020 05:46 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We oddly take his invention for granted however it keeps us alive everyday. 

Top of the morning to you, James Dray 

Feb 06, 2020 05:54 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - We probably have less disease because of his accomplishments with water filtration and chlorination. 

Feb 06, 2020 06:22 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow a college degree at the age of 16, he was definitely an intelligent and driven young man!

Feb 06, 2020 06:50 AM #11
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I have never been able to drink tap water, thank you for the well.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 06, 2020 07:43 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a brilliant man and a college degree at 16 is very very impressive.  Happy Thursday.  A

Feb 06, 2020 09:26 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- entering MIT at 16 is itself an accomplishment but a water filtration system is remarkable. 

Feb 06, 2020 10:04 AM #14
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We have a lot to thank George for. I'm sure if it could be calculated he may be credited for saving thousands if not millions of lives James Dray 

Feb 06, 2020 10:11 AM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the information on purification of our drinking water.  Hats off to George Fuller, we owe him a lot!

Feb 06, 2020 08:07 PM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Those were impressive inventions that have been improved and serve us well today.


Feb 08, 2020 10:44 AM #17
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