October 15, 2021
“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!” – Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
According to Kris Maher in the Wall Street Journal, roughly 60 million Americans didn’t drink tap water in 2018 and I can predict that number is greater today. The crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought our attention to lead content, a potent neurotoxin, but it is hardly unique.
The problem, which can be solved with infrastructure improvements, is widespread because “We are living on the investments of our great-grandparents.” The technologies we use today were developed...