Marc Edwards identifies water problems

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 14, 2015 – Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards — a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality — is traveling to Flint, Michigan, as part of a National Science Foundation-funded $50,000 one-year study into a “perfect storm” of water distribution system corrosion problems.

Edwards, the Charles Lunsford Professor with the Virginia Tech Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is part of a 17-person team addressing problems with severe iron and lead corrosion found in Flint city water.

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