The right of access to clean water extends even to cities in the developed world

The Irony and Tragedy of Failed City Infrastructure Laid Bare by Poor Decision-Making

Old pipes, faded records and a devil-may-care decision process “When are you gonna fix it? And I mean fix it right,” asks Hattie Collins of city and state government officials of Flint Michigan in a recent NPR report by Ari Shapiro.  The task of fixing corroded water pipes after officials allowed the pipes to poison the city water supply becomes …

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