Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2017 7:00 am
Americaâ€™s water system is undeniably in crisis.Â The projected cost of fixing the miles of pipeline that criss-cross the country runs to $1 trillion, according to some estimates.Â Thereâ€™s no quick fix.
Next Generation â€“ New Hope
But where there is a future, there is always hope.Â And where there is hope, there is a future.Â Maybe the next generation will come up with some answers, determined to put right what …
My grandmother, like so many of her generation, was big on preserves and finding ways of storing any surplus for leaner times.Â Part of the preserving process included canning, which meant that her pantry shelves were lined with dozens of bottles and jars containing everything from beans and artichokes, to jams and chicken.
Among this vision of bucolic bounty, I remember my grandmother sternly telling me about …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Take a look at our first picture. Â Would you drink water that looked like this? Â Bathe in it? Â Give it to your children? Â The people of St. Joseph, Louisiana have no choice. Â Thatâ€™s the water that has flowed from their taps for years now. Â Incredibly, up until recently, it was declared safe. Â Â Despite the 1,100 residents of this small, relatively impoverished town complaining for almost a decade about the state of the water that leaves clothes and towels streaked …
More charges have been brought against decision-makers involved in the Flint crisis, which saw lead-laced water flowing into the homes of unsuspecting residents. Â Accused of putting profits before public health, Jerry Ambrose and Darnell Earley were brought in as emergency managers of Flint and made the catastrophic decision to source the cityâ€™s drinking water from the Flint River, despite grave doubts about the readiness of the Flint Water Plant to safely treat the water.