Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards shows the difference in water quality between Detroit and Flint after testing, giving evidence after more than 270 samples were sent in from Flint that show high levels of lead, during a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

Flint, Detroit not only U.S. Cities Vulnerable to Water Problems

By Kathleen E. Bachynski

October 21, 2015

Excerpt: “the egregious failures in Flint and Detroit may only be the tip of the iceberg. Across the United States, safe drinking water is threatened by decaying infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers has warned that we are at risk of “reversing the environmental, public health and economic gains of the last three decades” if we do not address the flaws in our water systems.

It is unconscionable that citizens of the richest country in the world should be poisoned by their own drinking water. It is outrageous that residents of the Great Lakes state, surrounded by the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, do not have access to safe water. All Americans should be able to turn to our kitchen faucets for water without hesitation or peril, and the public’s health depends on it.”