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Aging Water Systems Plague Cities

Lead in drinking water in Washington, D.C., is just part of a larger, more profound problem that affects cities across the country. In his second report about contaminated drinking water, NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reveals that many cities are still getting their drinking water from systems that date back to the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Daniel Zwerdling is a correspondent in NPR's Investigations Unit.