What’s in your water?

Written by: Kelley Dugan

Edited by: Ryan Schildcrout, Nick Janne, April Kriebel, and Jennifer Baker

Illustrated by: Jacquelyn Roberts

Have you ever wondered about the quality of your drinking water?

You’ve probably heard of the Flint Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan. The water crisis began on April 25, 2014, when Flint’s water supply was switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Due to the switch, lead and other contaminants were leached from water distribution pipes into Flint’s municipal drinking water. While lead levels dropped below the federal limit in January of 2017𑁋years after the crisis began𑁋long-term effects of lead exposure and mental health impacts continue in 2022.

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