Today Oct 17 is the anniversary of the first water works in Japan, the water supply having been started in Yokohama on this date in 1887 (Meiji 20). Yokohama city is honoring the civil engineer who is responsible, Maj General Henry Spencer Palmer, in a blog post and in this video. πŸ’§πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§