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.
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