More Than a Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Waits for Clean Water
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FEATURING LESLIE MAAS CORTEZ – When we think of contaminated drinking water in the US we often think of Flint, Michigan. But in fact, after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, water quality on the island has now plummeted so far that Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst quality water. Drinking water is not tested very often, and even if it were, deep distrust of the government has left many residents wondering where they can get clean drinking water.
Now, an independent project to provide clean drinking water to Puerto Rico is relying on making available water filtration system to address the contamination and also prepare for future hurricanes.
For more information visit www.puertoricansinaction.com and www.prsciencetrust.org/proyectoagualimpia.
Leslie Maas Cortez, Program Director of Proyecto Agua Limpia of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust.