Tapped Out! Governor Rick Snyder ends badly needed water distribution centers in Flint, Michigan, leaving thousands high and dry


by Al Bloomfield

Wednesday April 11, 2018

FLINT, MICHIGAN – Only a few days after Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, publicly announced he would end Michigan’s water distribution centers, all four of them in the city of Flint closed. This left high and dry thousands of families with dependent children who need bottled water to drink, bathe and cook their food. Now those in need are turning to churches with limited resources.

Because Michigan officials in 2014 changed Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron to the more acidic Flint River (to save money), the more acidic river water corroded the city of Flint’s water lines exposing over 18,000 homes to lead-based water. Of the 18,000+ homes that have been affected, the waterlines of only about 6,200 homes have been replaced.

Sources of information for this report included NBC news.

Should water be considered a human right? After your comment please leave a name, city, state or province and country. Personal attacks against other commentators are not allowed, shall not be tolerated, and shall lead to all such offending comments being summarily deleted. Thank you.

1 Comment

  1. I don’t know! This year (as well as last year) I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to whether water (and healthcare) should be considered “human rights”. Do humans have an inherent right to such things in a complex and increasingly technocratic society? And if so, is it because we live in a complex, technocratic society or not? Your thoughts!

    Al Bloomfield
    Belleview, Florida USA

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