Communities in Flint, Mich., are reeling from the discovery that their water supply exposed thousands of children to dangerous levels of lead. A decade ago, the District confronted a crisis about the safety of the water system in the nation’s capital. We look back on how the issues in Washington’s water supply were identified and how officials went about fixing them.


  • George Hawkins General Manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority; former head of the D.C. Department of the Environment
  • Marc Edwards Professor of Civil and Environment Engineering, Virginia Tech University
  • Yanna Lambrinidou Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech University

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