Suffolk Law Professor Sharmila Murthy gave an overview of the Flint water crisis and clean-water challenges elsewhere in the United States during a conversation on WCVB-Channel 5’s City Line. She spoke with host Karen Holmes Ward and Charles River Watershed Association Executive Director Bob Zimmerman.

“More and more cities are, in fact, facing this challenge,’ said Murthy. “Water should not just be treated like a budget line. You can’t just cut corners. It’s our health, our children’s health, and we need to ensure that everyone has access to it.”

Murthy said that we are fortunate to live in a region where the water-supply system is “in good hands.” She also advised viewers that Boston still has many residential lead service lines and directed them to a Boston Water and Sewer Commission website that shows where these lead pipes remain in use.

Video of the City Line program