3rd Annual Flint Water Festival Recap Report

3rd Annual Flint Water Festival RECAP!!!

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World traveler, Chae Michael, takes us to HISPANIOLA! Reminder- Keep our waters safe!

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World traveler, Chae Michael, takes us to Hispaniola!  Reminder- Keep our waters safe!  

Check out his feature in Essence magazine!!!

State says Flint is in violation of Safe Drinking Water Act again

 The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.  Carlos Osorio/AP

The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.

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"Water problems remain cloudy in Flint, Michigan.

The state's Department of Environmental Quality says the city once again is violating the Safe Drinking Water Act.

The Michigan DEQ showing serious concerns about the condition of the city's water treatment plant, demanding the state taking action in a letter sent on Monday.

Requiring 14 different fixes ranging from fixing water rates and collections to make sure the water fund stays intact, to hiring someone full time to run the treatment plant, and completing the chemical feed system in the plant to safely treat water." -Drew Moore WEYI

Why Care About Water?

 PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

WHY CARE ABOUT WATER? 

There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there was when the dinosaurs roamed. And just less than one percent of the planet's water is available to meet the daily drinking water, sanitation and food needs of nearly 7 billion people and millions of other species. Learn more about water in all its forms and how you can make a difference. - National Geographic

Legionnaires’ Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.

 BSIP/UIG VIA GETTY IMAGES  Acute bilateral pneumonia, aka Legionnaires’ disease, is seen on a chest X-ray.

BSIP/UIG VIA GETTY IMAGES

Acute bilateral pneumonia, aka Legionnaires’ disease, is seen on a chest X-ray.

"The waterborne bacterial infection kills 1 in 10 patients who contract it. And fighting outbreaks is a multi-front battle. 

Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.

While the waterborne bacterial disease is relatively rare ― with 6,238 cases nationwide so far this year ― there has been a 13.6 percent increase in cases since this time last year. That’s nearly double the increase of 7.8 percent from 2015 to 2016 in the same time period." -Lauren Weber | Huffington Post 

Legionnaires' Disease Risk Linked to Certain River Areas in Connecticut

 A mill complex on the Farmington River in Collinsville, Connecticut.  Source: Shutterstock.com

A mill complex on the Farmington River in Collinsville, Connecticut.

Source: Shutterstock.com

"The number of Connecticut cases of Legionnaires’ disease has increased in recent years, and a new Yale University study indicates that people living near the Quinebaug and Naugatuck river watersheds have the highest risk of catching the illness." - Gregory B. Hladky | Hartford Courtant

New Legionnaires' case reported at Illinois Veterans Home

 The Illinois Veterans Home confirmed another case of Legionnaires' disease on the Quincy campus this week. | H-W File Photo

The Illinois Veterans Home confirmed another case of Legionnaires' disease on the Quincy campus this week. | H-W File Photo

QUINCY -- The Illinois Veterans Home confirmed another diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease on its campus Tuesday.

The resident was taken to the hospital over the weekend and has since been released.

"We're glad the resident is doing well," said Dave MacDonna, Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs spokesman, "but we're highly concerned. We're following everything the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is telling us to do."

The most recent Legionnaires' case comes after two Illinois Veterans Home residents were diagnosed with the disease last month. One resident died, and the other recovered. - Matt Dutton | Herald-Whig

Case of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Kansas City metro area

 Photo Courtesy of KCTV5.com

Photo Courtesy of KCTV5.com

CLAYCOMO, MO (KCTV) - A case of Legionnaires Disease has been confirmed in the Kansas City metro area and the Clay County Public Health Center is still investigating. 

Family members told KCTV5 the woman has been in a medically induced coma for two weeks and underwent surgery Tuesday at Liberty Hospital. - KCTV5.com 

Disneyland cooling towers shut down after cases of Legionnaires' disease

 Photo Credit: Marcus Lindstrom

Photo Credit: Marcus Lindstrom

"The so-called “Happiest Place on Earth” has been less happy in recent days.

Disneyland last week shut down two water-cooling towers after some visitors to the Anaheim, Calif., theme park contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection were discovered about three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency said Friday." - Fox News

Denver Water Main Bursts For Second Time This Year

 (credit: Kevin Isaacson)

(credit: Kevin Isaacson)

"DENVER (CBS4) – Crews are working to repair a water main break that flooded streets and buildings in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood on Wednesday.

It’s the second time this year the area’s dealt with an overflow of water from the same broken pipe, which was installed in 1889." - CBS

Water main where Cleveland street collapsed was more than 100 years old

 FOX 8 News Cleveland - JEN STEER

FOX 8 News Cleveland - JEN STEER

"CLEVELAND-- Aging infrastructure is likely to blame for a sinkhole on Cleveland's east side that swallowed a city vehicle on Thursday." - FOX 8 News Cleveland - Jen Steer

City of Atlanta issues boil water advisory

"City officials have issued a boil water advisory for parts of downtown Atlanta and South Fulton County.  Atlanta Watershed Management said residents in these areas should boil water before using it to cook, drink, or brush teeth. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute." -Tiffany McCall, WXIA

Trump Administration Goes After Clean Water

  Michael Warren/iStock

Michael Warren/iStock

"The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will be issuing a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule, which protects the water supply for 117 million Americans." -National Resources Defense Council

WFLT-1420's own Pastor Andre Williams Sr. & Flint Youth host Flint Water Challenge!!!

WFLT-1420's own Pastor Andre Williams Sr. & the Youth ministry of Greater Galilee Baptist Church of Flint, MI host the Flint Water Challenge to raise awareness for the water crisis!!!

World traveler, Chae Michael, takes the Flint Water Festival to new heights.

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World traveler, Chae Michael, takes the Flint Water Festival to new heights by including water in his travels.  

Check out his feature in Essence magazine!!!

Legionnaires' outbreak hits NYC

  © Janice Haney Carr/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows a large grouping of Legionella pneumophila bacteria.

© Janice Haney Carr/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows a large grouping of Legionella pneumophila bacteria.

"Legionnaires' disease in New York City has left one person dead and six others sickened in the past week, according to health officials." - FOX News