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3rd Annual Flint Water Festival Recap Report

3rd Annual Flint Water Festival RECAP!!!

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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.

Carlos Osorio/AP

"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

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

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

Kansas City haunted by ‘ghost water’: Leaks add millions to ratepayers’ bills

FRED BLOCHER File photo by The Star

FRED BLOCHER File photo by The Star

"The Kansas City water department was established in 1873, and some pipes laid under the City Market the following year are still in use today. Indeed, the city audit shows that the vast majority of ghost water haunts the area south of the Missouri River, where the oldest pipes, valves and meters are located."

"Billions of gallons of water leak from KC water pipes, costing ratepayers" - The Kansas City Star

FRED BLOCHER - File photo by The Star

FRED BLOCHER - File photo by The Star

Child who was face of Flint water crisis ineligible for extra food aid, his mom says

Sincere Smith is seen at his grandmother's apartment in Swartz Creek on Wednesday May 10, 2017. (Photo: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press)

Sincere Smith is seen at his grandmother's apartment in Swartz Creek on Wednesday May 10, 2017. (Photo: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press)

"Former Flint resident Ariana Hawk talks about not getting additional food assistance money going to Flint families with children during the Flint water crisis who qualify for food assistance benefits since she moved out of the city in 2016." Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press