Flint, Michigan adds its name to the list of hundreds of cities, towns and community water systems that are failing. Bottom-line, they have made many bad choices… and yet there are real solutions.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert turned to Erin Brockovich, noted environmental activist to explain the biggest environmental issue in America right now: The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan. Although the Flint story only recently broke on the national scale, Brockovich told Colbert she’s been involved since city residents contacted her more than a year ago.
“About a year ago they contacted me,” Brockovich said. “People were concerned about the changes in color of the water, they were concerned about the smell of the water. We’ve been treating water differently with something called chloramines, which is very acidic,” Brockovich said. “Our infrastructure is very old. And it’s causing all the iron, the lead and the magnesium, and the copper and the everything in these pipes to leach out.”
“I can tell you for certain that this is a national crisis,” Brockovich said. “Ever since Flint has hit the national stage, we’ve now found out that Sebring, Ohio, has the same problem, and they realized they’ve been delivering their customers lead. The same thing has just now been happening down in Louisiana, and we’re hearing rumors that they’re having the same situation in Wisconsin. Our infrastructure is very old, and it’s causing all the iron and lead and everything in these pipes to leach out, because it’s a cheaper way than doing what they should be doing, and it’s affecting many municipalities across the United States.”
THE MESSAGE IS THIS:
We must change the ways we collect and use water if we want to preserve our health and our quality of life.
Solving the problems are partially a matter of creating an awareness that there is a problem and an understanding that we (individuals and governments) are not using the right systems or developing the right solutions to resolve this Water Crisis.
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People around the world are drinking rain water. It is a relatively safe and inexpensive source of drinking water. “Since ancient times, the only sources of natural water that are recognized as safe to drink are rain water and water from deep wells,” writes Richard E. Barrans, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Director of the PG Research Foundation.
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