Lead in our water and air is a danger to us all—especially for children. This isn’t just a problem in Flint, Michigan. Across the country, 350 water systems that failed lead testing still provide drinking water to schools and childcare centers. More than 90,000 schools and half a million childcare facilities in the U.S. aren’t required by the EPA to test their water. And, there are an estimated 7 million lead service lines—the pipes that bring water to homes and businesses—in the United States.
Write a letter to your members of Congress telling them to ensure swift passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to upgrade America’s water infrastructure now and include funding for the community of Flint and others dealing with drinking water crises.