It is almost unbelievable that the Flint, Michigan water crisis began in 2014 and still hasn’t been resolved. As a quick recap, major mistakes were made in public water treatment plants that exposed the water to high levels of lead. This lead came from the water pipes during transportation from the water treatment plant. As the present time, it is expected to be completed by 2020. As of early in 2017, water is considered to be “acceptable”, but most residents were instructed to continue to use bottled water or filtered water with a reverse osmosis system or other 3 stage water filtration system.
Since Flint, Michigan is the most recent disaster we can think of, it’s easy to forget that public water disasters have happened in the United States before. The most scary part, however, are the water disasters of tomorrow. If we continue to allow corporations to expose our water sources to contaminants, importing water could be the future of our water, and you thought importing oil was expensive!
Here at WatershedConservationAuthority.org, we look to educate the public about hazards to our public water supply and call for politicians to keep our water safe. No amount of corporate profits today is worth the cost that our children will bear as we continue to destroy our precious water supply.
In addition, we seek to promote other water conservation and water access charities and organizations. Without water, there is no life.
Stay tuned to our website for more news and information about water conservation!