Written by Albert Garcia, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 14th, 2018 Drinking fountains are a permanent fixture of schools across the United States. Schoolchildren rush to the drinking fountains after recess. Teachers refill water bottles between classes. However, a major problem may also be gushing from drinking fountains across the nation: water […]
Article courtesy of Staff of Zack Briggs | February 2nd, 2017 | News 4 Tucson | Shared as educational material. A high school senior in Arizona has developed a process to filter lead out of the water by using algae. Amanda Minke calls the system the Wet Algae Mechanical Filter (WAMF). For developing WAMF, she […]
Article courtesy of Christie Duffy | November 22nd, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. The Passaic Valley Water Commission provides water for many counties in the state of New Jersey. In 2015, it was found that water treatments plants under it had a water lead level of over 17 parts per billion, […]
Article Courtesy of Lizette Borreli | October 31st, 2016 | Medical Daily | Published as Educational Material In order to maintain new water pipe system, drinking water supply for residents of Flint, Michigan was switched from Lake Huron to Flint River which is highly toxic. Usage of contaminated water for more than a year led […]
Failure to Treat, to Monitor, or to Alert the Publish in Over 5,300 Other Cities for Lead Contamination
Article Courtesy of Jason K. | July 16th, 2016 | Augusta Free Press | Published as Educational Material Flint isn’t the only city that has a dire water pollution problem. There are over 5,300 other water systems around the country that have “either shirked responsibilities to treat their water supplies to reduce lead levels, failed […]
Article Courtesy of Megan Hamilton | March 27th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Published as Educational Material The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) is the agency responsible for addressing lead problems. California, much like Flint, Michigan, has been facing a lead problem for years now. Unfortunately, unlike Flint officials haven’t been able to […]
Article courtesy of Rich Ibarra | April 4th, 2016 | Capital Public Radio | Shared as educational material. The City of Stockton is searching for volunteers to who would be up to donating samples of water from their homes. These water samples would then be tested for their lead and copper levels. The city’s residents […]
Flint residents knew there was a serious problem with their water when it came out of the tap brown and foul-smelling after the city of Flint changed its source from Lake Huron to the Flint River two years ago. They didn’t know, however, that lead levels were so high that the Environmental Protection Agency could classify it as hazardous waste. It took Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality more than 17 months to acknowledge the problem. As a result, tens of thousands of Flint residents have been—and continue to be—poisoned.
The report found that in the past few years, Pennsylvania had more instances of high lead content in the water systems of schools and day cares than any other state.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that over four years, the drinking water in 431 schools nationwide was found to contain unsafe levels of lead.
More than 3,000 children tested positive for lead poisoning in New Jersey last year, and 11 communities – including Newark and neighboring East Orange and Irvington – have a higher proportion of young children with dangerous lead levels than Flint.