Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was advised as early as 2014 to revert the water supply for Flint back to Detroit's water system. Instead, Flint River water, contaminated with lead and high levels of chlorine, flowed uninhibited through Jan. 2016.
An exhaustive study reveals that for-profit private water companies charge 58% more than those publicly owned and operated by the government. Pennsylvania for-profit systems charge 84% more than public systems.
40% of bottled water is simply tap water such as Aquafina and Dasani. The plastic bottles are made with BPA, one of the most toxic chemicals known, linked to breast and prostate cancer. High quantities of BPA leach into the bottled water.