How would the privatization of water utilities affect water quality across the city and state? Today Molly Stentz talks with Abigail F. Cantor, a chemical engineer specializing in water quality investigations and proactive prevention of water quality issues, and Kim Wright, Executive Director of Midwest Environmental Advocates to discuss water quality.
Wisconsin lawmakers’ Assembly Bill 554 just passed and now a companion bill on its way to the senate would make it easier to privatize water utilities across the state. This conversation in Wisconsin comes at time where the people of Flint, Michigan, have been dealing with contaminated water as a result of the city changing the source of their water supply.
For further information on the pollutants mentioned you can find out more at the UW-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science.