Flint, Michigan is making national headlines as the FBI joins in the investigation about lead poisoning in their water. U.S. lawmakers also wracked their brains Wednesday to figure out why no improvements have been made to Flint’s quality of water during a congressional hearing.
While Flint is struggling, Columbia’s water supply is being drawn from an aquifer that makes the water more stable and better for drinking. They also run more than 4,000 tests annually, and they gather samples from over 40 locations.
Utility Services Specialist, Connie Kacprowicz, explains why Columbia takes special care of their water supply, “We work here, we live here, we drink the water everyday as well as our families and our friends. So we are very invested in having a clean water supply.”
The city also sends out consumer confidence reports annually so residents will understand what is being tested and what exactly is in their water.