Water Watchdogs

As a member of the Water Watchdogs your role is the following: you are an organization that works with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Since the outbreak of Cryptosporidium in Milwaukee, your group has been investigating urban water supplies and reporting the results to the EPA. You must find the following information:

What are the current statistics for lead concentration found in local water supplies?

What are the sources for the contaminants?

Which industries are the major contributors of lead into local drinking water? Your visual aid should include a map of the local area and the industries responsible for lead release into the water.

What is the legal limit to the amount of lead that industries can release into the water?

How are the sources of contamination identified.

What are the legal responsibilities of a company that releases lead into water supplies? Penalties? Clean up?

What must citizens know in order to remedy the situation?


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