Rotary Intl. to Host Panel on Drinking Water Safety in Chicago

June 13, 2016
Panel will feature a Flint, Mich. pediatrician, president of Alliance for the Great Lakes and others

Chicago, like most Midwestern and Eastern Seaboard cities, uses lead pipes to deliver water to thousands of its residents. With 12 Chicago Public Schools recently testing positive for high levels of lead in their water supply—affecting hundreds of children—many Chicagoans have started to question just how safe is the drinking water. Could lead poisoning, which devastated the city of Flint, happen here? 

Evanston, Ill.-based Rotary, a humanitarian service organization dedicated to improving lives around the world by creating positive and lasting change, is hosting a free public panel discussion to provide some background into what happened in Flint, the safety of Chicago’s water supply and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Industry experts on the panel will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Reynolds: Flint pediatrician and member of the Governor’s Water Advisory Task Force
  • Jamie Gaskin: CEO, United Way of Genesee County, Mich.
  • Joel Brammeier: President & CEO, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Dave Stoneback, Director of the Evanston Public Works Agency
  • Amy Krug: President, Rotary Club of Flint
  • Monica Eng (moderator): WBEZ reporter covering the lead crisis

The event will take place on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the third floor auditorium of One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Ill.

General public can register for the event here.

Source: Rotary Intl.

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