As of late, five Michigan officials, including the head of the state health department, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ongoing investigation into Flint’s water crisis. A dozen of Flint residents contracted Legionnaires’ disease after the city’s water source had been contaminated with lead poisoning, leaving one dead. Eastern Kentucky University that highlights a study that found the 100-year-old U.S. water infrastructure will cost $1 trillion to fix.
Currently, the United States is graded as a “D+” for the state of its water infrastructure. In order to ensure the continuation of safe tap water, the U.S. will have to invest $384.2 billion to make infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years.
To learn more about Flint’s water crisis and how it’s impacting the nation’s water infrastructure, view full infographic here: http://safetymanagement.eku.edu/resources/infographics/our-nations-growing-water-crisis-what-you-need-to-know/