WBUR’s Cognoscenti published Professor, Sharmila Murthy’s op-ed on “Lessons from Flint’s Water Crisis.” Murthy argues, that “municipal water service is so essential for public health – and for life itself – that it should not be treated as merely another budget line-item.” She warns that budget crises in other U.S. cities can lead to the same sort of municipal decision-making that resulted in contaminated water pouring from Flint, Michigan, taps.