NEMWI Safe Drinking Water Program Director Interviewed on the Third Anniversary of the Flint Water Crisis (April 26th, 2017)

In the three years since the City of Flint switched to the Flint River for its drinking water, cities have learned much about the dangers of aging water infrastructure and improper corrosion treatment. NPR’s Michigan Radio consulted Elin Betanzo, NEMWI’s safe drinking water expert, on how cities are changing the way they handle drinking water in light of the Flint water crisis. In particular, she notes that cities are reviewing and double-checking their water service line records, as well as reprioritizing tests for lead content in high-risk areas.

You can read the full story, as well as listen to Betanzo’s interview, here:
3 years later, the Flint water crisis has changed how other cities deal with infrastructure