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Water Quality in Rural Ohio

Dec 7, 2018

In many rural cities across the U.S., residents don’t have access to clean water. Lead, pesticides, and other chemicals continue contaminate wells and public water systems.

Ohio isn’t the exception. Rural towns throughout the Midwest and Appalachia have struggled to provide clean water for years, unable to strike a balance between regulating pollutants from farming and fixing broken infrastructure.

Today on All Sides, water quality in rural Ohio.


  • Jack Healy, Colorado-based New York Times national correspondent
  • Natalie Hull, assistant professor, Environmental Microbiology, The Ohio State University
  • Joseph Pheil, Executive Director Ohio Rural Water Association
  • Yvonne Lesicko, vice president of public policy, Ohio Farm Bureau