Your Call: How safe is our drinking water?

Mar 14, 2016

On the March 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the quality and safety of drinking water in the United States.

The Flint, Michigan water crisis has raised many questions about our drinking water systems and standards. Roughly 96 million people could be drinking water with unsafe levels of lead, according to the American Water Works Association. What will it take to overhaul the country’s water infrastructure, which would cost $1 trillion over 25 years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Paul Schwartz, national policy coordinator for Clean Water Action

Jennifer Clary, program associate for Clean Water Action

Emily Wurth, water program director for Food & Water Watch 

Web Resources:

Food and Water Watch

Clean Water Action         

Huffington Post: Budget Shenanigans Put Clean Water Rules in Jeopardy

Michigan Public Radio: When will we know the water in Flint is safe to drink?

Conversation: Piping as poison: the Flint water crisis and America’s toxic infrastructure