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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.

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

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 

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 

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

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