The Failed Pipes of Flint
Close Read Passage, 173 words, Informational (nonfiction), Cause and Effect, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 880L
Most Americans take for granted that their water is safe to drink. But in 2016, scientists found dangerous levels of lead in the water of 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan. Fixing the problem has been costly, but the children of Flint may pay the biggest price of all.