Americans take for granted clean drinking water

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Baltimore officials issue boil water advisory after high levels of E. Coli are detected across several neighborhoods – making Charm City just the latest American municipality this year to grapple with the failure of its water system
  • Several cities, including New York City, Jackson, Mississippi and Benton Harbor, Michigan have had issues with their main water systems this year
  • Baltimore is encouraging its residents to use only bottled water after a boil water advisory was issued earlier this week after the detection of E. coli
  • coli contamination can cause intestinal distress, with symptoms that include stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting
  • Parts of Detroit were under a boil water advisory after storms last week, and Jackson, Mississippi has been under an advisory since July after massive flooding.
  • In New York City, arsenic-laced water was found last week at the Riis Houses in the East Village.
  • In Benton Harbor, Michigan, toxic lead was found in the city’s drinking water which caused it to dip below the federal safety threshold of 15-parts-per-billion, according to

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