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by Miah Huerta
All across America, failures in water infrastructure impact human life, including our children. According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, more than 40% of schools around the country appear to have higher-than-recommended levels of lead in their tap water.
CEO and founder of OriginClear and leader in the self-reliant water revolution, Riggs Eckelberry, explains these concerns to be a problem that requires a nationwide effort. Using the Environment America Research & Policy Center’s ‘Get the Lead Out’ report as an example, he shares insights on the majority of America’s low-grade initiatives to protect its children’s drinking water in schools.
“These ratings are judged on five criteria, and what it boils down to is that those states with D and F grades aren’t doing enough to fix the problem,” he says. Some states have implemented regulations, but others have not. “It’s a scandal and this problem will not get better unless we do something about it.”