Water Supply

While blame squarely lays with Michigan state officials, agencies, and possibly Gov. Rick Snyder himself, the EPA also played a role by both detecting the cause of the problem but not acting on the reports of improper treatment of river water.
Jan 31, 2016   Huffington Post
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.) announced on Wednesday that the state is working to ensuring safe tap water for Flint residents. While there is no schedule to replace the corroded lead pipes, they are being treated to prevent further lead leaching.
Jan 30, 2016   Detroit Free Press
Learning from the mishaps shown by state regulatory agencies in Michigan, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency wasted no time in beginning a criminal investigation resulting from reports of concentrations of high lead levels in some Ohio homes.
Jan 27, 2016   WFMJ-TV
The damage caused by Michigan environmental agencies charged with protecting public health extend far beyond Flint. Residents suffering health effects from a huge natural gas leak in Southern California see parallels with the lead poisoning crisis.
Jan 26, 2016   The New York Times
The Washington Post shows why the Flint water crisis is so concerning for the health of the residents affected.
Jan 16, 2016   The Washington Post
A case is made that Gov. Rick Snyder's handling of the lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan is analogous to former President George W. Bush's bungling of the crisis resulting after Hurricane Katrina touched-down on the Gulf coast in August 2005.
Jan 14, 2016   MSNBC
"The hard lesson here is that infrastructure systems built to make cities resilient in one era may not serve them well at all in another era," writes Jon Christensen.
Jan 6, 2016   LA Observed
The Colorado River, drinking water source for one in ten Americans, is severely impacted. A new interactive visualization illustrates just how dramatic the problem has become.
Dec 17, 2015   U.S. Department of the Interior
A crisis that stretches back for several months escalated this week, bringing this news of the very bad variety to national attention.
Dec 16, 2015   The Washington Post
A new study by researchers at Columbia University estimates how predicted changes in the levels and locations of snowfall will affect water supplies.
Nov 29, 2015   The New York Times
Out of sheer necessity, the state of California has embarked on a new process for regulating the use of groundwater.
Nov 20, 2015   Capital Press