Water in the City

Water pipes in New York are old and crumbling. Could they affect the quality of the city's drinking water?

As one of the oldest and most populated cities in the country, New York City’s infrastructure has reached its breaking point. The subway is the center of the debate about the city’s crumbling infrastructure, but  the city’s roads and bridges are also collapsing, and pipes are rusting. The same pipes that  transport New York’s drinking water. NYCityLens reporters spoke to experts from the engineering department at Columbia University about sourcing and drinkability, and best strategies for water management.



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