Tabar Says That Flint Unveiled a Problem of Failing Water Infrastructure in the U.S.

Who should we believe in the Flint situation? No one, claims Sam Tabar. The water situation in Flint, Michigan has brought attention to the water that citizens in the United States are drinking. Tamar, who spent many years with Merrill Lynch and then Schulte Roth before becoming a key figure at Full Cycle Energy fund, says that Flint switched their water system to the Flint River in April 2014, the homes of this city began to detect lead-tainted water coming from their taps, and the situation still has not been amended. Researchers say that there are six million other service lines across the country that could also lead to lead poisoning. So the question is, “Do you trust your tap water?”

Every city is required to provide quality reports to consumers, but Tabar asserts that very few cities offer a map of the pipes that have been replaced and those that are still hazardous. It’s a known fact that those in wealthier neighborhoods feel better about the quality of their tap water while those in low-income areas are unsure or they are 60 percent more concerned about their water.

In many areas, Tabar believes the water infrastructure is decades old and deteriorating and poses the risk of unsafe water. Healthy adults, for the most part, are able to drink all tap water, but pregnant women, very young children, people with chronic illnesses, the elderly and people living with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to “bad” water. In these cases, Tabar recommends that a high-quality bottled water should be used in place of drinking poisoned tap water. To find out the quality of water in your town, contact the company that supplies water to your home. It is your right to know the condition of the water you are drinking.