The GLT newsroom decided to explore the future of water in McLean County in August of last year, long before news broke about lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. It was a prescient decision. Not only did the Flint example focus national attention on the safety of public water supplies, but the on-going drought in California also called attention to the need for communities to plan for adequate amounts of drinking water.
This five-part investigative news series centers on the state of water in McLean County and what threats lie ahead. You’ll learn how Lakes Bloomington and Evergreen shape up as primary water resources, and you’ll hear about possible solutions to saving water and improving its quality.