The Untold Story Behind This Year’s Water Scandal.
WASDA members are on the “front lines” of America’s water infrastructure crisis daily. As a professional organization, we continue to provide information about this crisis. According to CNBC, serious water issues extend far beyond the current crisis in Flint, Michigan — and it’s going to take a massive infrastructure investment to protect citizens from serious public health dangers, say experts.
The following article from the U.S. Edition of Politico entitled “Is Washington Creating more Flints?” is a great read.
The lead-poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan, seems like exactly the kind of crisis that demands Washington’s help: a cash-strapped city with governance problems found itself delivering toxic heavy metal to its children through their faucets. Now, it desperately needs money to update its water system safely.
And from a distance it appears that Congress is riding to the rescue: A bill currently in the Senate would try to help towns like Flint by pumping another $1 billion a year into water utility projects across the country. If it passes, it will boost total spending by Washington on water utilities to around $5.3 billion per year.
Read more here.