Lead in Flint’s water

Residents of Flint, Michigan are dealing with the consequences of lead in their drinking water, brought about by a switch in the city’s water supply that sent corrosive water through pipes that contained lead. What is it about the water in the Flint River that caused such widespread contamination? Do other cities, including communities in Utah, face a similar hazard? Geology and geophysics professor Bill Johnson is available to comment on how contaminants enter and move through surface water, groundwater, and drinking water systems. He is available via phone or email.
William Johnson cell: 801-664-8289 | Email: William.johnson@utah.edu