Water, Water Everywhere

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Commentary by Thomas Sheffield This month, we celebrate one of the most important holidays, Earth Day.  As we come to the final months, (we hope) of the global pandemic, we must demand the government tackle the water crisis issue.  Water is one of the things most take for granted each day.  The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 was established to assure that the public is provided with safe drinking water.  The Act is to be enforced by the EPA. Our water supply and the systems in which we get our water are in jeopardy.  We get water through our aging infrastructure which has been neglected for decades by both Republic and Democratic leaders.  This is an issue all over the country.  Throughout the decades, our leaders have either ignored the issue or chose to kick the can down the road.  Well, the can has reached a brick wall and we cannot kick it any further.   We live in the United States and there is no reason for any tax paying American should not have access to clean water.  We are seeing this issue all over the US from Flint Michigan to Jackson Mississippi and Centerville Illinois.  Water access is...