Fight for your right to know about lead contamination in drinking water
The Flint water crisis reinforces a simple point: In every city and town, we should have the right to know about pollutants in our drinking water. Though the crisis in Flint, Michigan, highlighted this problem, cities and towns across the country -- from Chicago to Mississippi -- still have problems with lead contamination. And time and time again, residents are not notified until it's too late.
You would think the law requires officials to notify residents about tainted water right away, but that's not the case. That's why we need to support efforts to ensure the public is not kept in the dark when dangerous levels of lead are detected in our water. Send a message to Congress now.