Millions of Americans are exposed to unsafe drinking water every year. Cities across the U.S. have identified unsafe levels of drinking water in Flint, Milwaukee, Newark, Newburgh and many more towns. The contaminated water is causing unknown harm to our citizens and our children.
Community members in Newburgh are understandably concerned and are well aware of the risk that these chemicals poise. Some residents have expressed frustration and anger that more has not been done to remediate the problem. Many are taking steps to establish a drinking water Restoration Advisory Board.
Many urban areas throughout the United States are not required to carefully control the flow of stormwater nor is there any urgency from the communities to demand critical improvements to control poor water quality.
World Water Day is celebrated in countries all over the world. This year’s theme, Leave No One Behind. This is in response to the promise the world made in 2015. A promise of water for all by 2030 specified in the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets.