Water. Turn on the faucet and it’s always there. Without it we perish. But how safe is our tap water? In this special report narrated by Joe Morton, NOVA investigates what happened in Flint, Michigan, when local officials changed the city’s water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community—including thousands of children—to dangerous levels of poison. NOVA uncovers the science behind this manmade disaster— from the intricacies of water chemistry to the biology of lead poisoning to the misuse of science itself. NOVA follows ordinary citizens and independent scientists who exposed the danger lurking in Flint’s water and confronted those who turned a blind eye. And discover the disturbing truth that reaches far beyond Flint—water systems across the country are similarly vulnerable. How can we protect ourselves from poisoned water?
April 22, 1970: The first nationwide Earth Day celebration is organized by Sen. Gaylord Nelson and Dennis Hayes. It creates a national political presence for environmental concerns. Millions of Americans demonstrate for air and water cleanup and preservation of nature. April 22, 2017: March for Science. “The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly […]
March 15, 1813: Birth of John Snow. Dr. John Snow (March 15, 1813–June 16, 1858) is famous for the Broad Street Pump episode but he accomplished so much more than that. He was first and foremost a physician who trained in England in the early part of the 19th century. He made significant contributions to […]
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) will be hosting the Fix a Leak Week Twitter party, Monday, March 20, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Please follow @fixaleakweekaz to join the party, and use the hashtag #fixaleak on your tweets during the party and all week long.
Fix a Leak Week is also when we will kick off the 2017 GardenForWater.com campaign, encouraging property owners NOT to drown their drainfield and avoid expensive root intrusions by planting only native species.
UPDATE!! The Winner of the Commercial Landscape Category will also receive our prestigious Golden Plunger Award!