What We Can Learn from the Water Crisis in Flint

Rusty water pouring from a faucet in the city of Flint, In the spring of 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Not long after the changeover did it become clear that the water was corrosive, causing lead from pipes to leach into the water supply, endangering thousands of individuals due to the extremely high levels of heavy metal in the water. According to a class-action lawsuit, the water from Flint River wasn’t being treated with an anti-corrosive agent, which is a violation of federal law. Here’s what you can learn from the water crisis in Flint. [Read more…]