When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was tainted with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a source that corroded Flint's aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed; the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. In this winner of the Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award, journalist Anna Clark recounts the story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but as Clark argues here, the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision remain threats to all of our cities.