Despite lead poisoning, Flint water rates highest in US

By James Brewer

February 18, 2016

As the catastrophe unfolded from the lead poisoning of the water system in Flint, Michigan, the city charged the highest rates in the nation for water, according to a new study by the nonprofit advocacy group Food and Water Watch (FWW). The organization’s survey of 500 of the largest water systems in the US was published Tuesday in a report, titled, “The State of Public Water in the United States.”