The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host a discussion with Debra McCarty, the new Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department, about Philadelphia's drinking water on May 3.
We hear stories of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and wonder if there are concerns with our drinking water. The revelation of dangerous (and apparently avoidable) levels of lead in Flint's drinking water touches all aspects of public water supply, raising questions about aging infrastructure, source water quality, system management, and environmental justice.
We know about the state Safe Drinking Water Act and source water protection programs, but we want to know more about what is being done here in Philadelphia and the surrounding region to ensure that our water supply is safe.
Get answers from the experts. Debra McCarty, the new Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department, will be the guest speaker.
She will be followed by a panel of experts, including:
-- Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health; and
-- Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director, Clean Water Action.
The event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences at 1900 Benjamin Franklin parkway, Philadelphia.
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click Here to register.
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