Annapolis, MD – Citing “a crisis of public confidence,” a Maryland senator is backing legislation to reform monitoring, testing and reporting levels of lead and copper in drinking water.

A review of the most recent reports from utilities in the Tri-State area showed that all tested clear of the lead pollution that has caused a crisis in Flint, Mich. But U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, said such pollution poses a nationwide threat.