According to The New York Times, failure to address water infrastructure needs has resulted in lead-tainted water in Benton Harbor, Mich. Officials have sent out notices, distributed filters, and made minor improvements to water treatment. Now residents have been told not to drink, cook, or brush their teeth with tap water. State officials have said they will continue to distribute free bottled water, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer set an 18-month goal for replacing the lead pipes connecting homes to the water system.
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