Water contamination continues in Flint, Michigan and San Diego
Water contamination continues in Flint, Michigan and San Diego.
Officials recently reported that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan is now finally in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations in terms of foreign material in the water, such as lead and copper.
"In addition to replacing the old pipes, where a lot of the lead came out of, they have to watch the acidity and pH of the water because they switched water supplies.
It’s a combination of more vigilant monitoring plus replacing old, old infrastructure."
"It’s all about enforcing the monitoring," Dorsey said.
"And making sure you have enough people looking at the monitoring reports to pick up a problem.
The EPA has to be vigilant to make sure no problems are occurring.
According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 90 percent of the samples collected were well below the level of lead needed to declare a federal action.
"We will continue to work with our local, county and federal partners to maintain this trend.” Three schools in the San Ysidro school district also raised concerns about the levels of lead, copper and bacteria in public school water fountains after reports of blue-green water from pressure tests for plumbing leaks came from La Mirada.
"All households get a report from these districts and complying with strict EPA standards and the state.