Future of Fint's water

Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 21:42:55-04

The nation's top environmental regulator is warning of "systemic issues" that threaten the long-term ability to provide safe drinking water to Flint after the city's lead contamination crisis subsides.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says the Michigan city's distribution system is too big, letting water stagnate in pipes and potentially preventing chlorine from fighting disease-causing pathogens.