Opinion: Infrastructure Bill Shouldn’t Ignore Our Aging Water Systems

photo: Infrastructure Bill Shouldn’t Ignore Our Aging Water Systems

Safe drinking water is the bedrock of public health. On that score, America is failing. From lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, to toxic levels of arsenic found in Texas, over the past decade tens of millions of Americans have likely been exposed to dangerously unsafe water.

In his State of the Union address last month, President Donald Trump said it was “time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.” He is undeniably … [more…]