Learn From Flint: Solidify Water Infrastructure With These 5 Fixes

The Flint, Michigan, water crisis was a tragedy: horrible, yet avoidable. After years of using water from nearby Lake Huron, the city switched to the Flint River, in essence polluting its own water supply.Several factors contributed to the catastrophe — chief among them were a budget crisis, minimal state monitoring, and an antiquated water infrastructure.With the government only responsible for a fraction of the repair costs of these crumbling — sometimes toxic — water pipes, landlords in area municipalities are footing the bill for these costly improvements.

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