Our state is still recovering from the Flint Water Crisis and many people who live in the city may never trust the drinking water again.

But having safe and clean drinking water isn’t just a public health necessity; it’s also an economic one. This year’s National Drinking Water Week is dedicated to drawing attention to just that.

“It’s important for folks to understand not only how important their water source is, but what they can do to protect that source,” said Bonnifer Ballard, the Executive Director for the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association.

Disposing of trash properly and not pouring oil down the drain are just two of the ways to keep drinking water safe, according to the American Water Works Association.

Ballard says the water in our state is not up to par in large part because the pipes need to be replaced, which is something that’s long overdue.

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