Two out of three Americans get their drinking water from rivers. Our nation's water infrastructure, like dams and water treatment systems, received a D grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers. It's time to invest in healthy rivers.
American Rivers is asking presidential candidates to commit to clean water. Read full article here.
“The crisis in Flint is a stark reminder of the critical importance of clean water supplies to our health and our communities. The disaster in Flint comes on the heels of other high-profile water crises – the mining waste spill in Colorado’s Animas River, the drinking water ban in Toledo, Ohio, and the chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River. Flint is not an outlier. Communities across the U.S. face similar threats. Americans are wondering if their communities and water supplies are next,” said Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers.