End of bottled water worries 12000 Flint homeowners waiting for pipe replacement

End of bottled water worries 12000 Flint homeowners waiting for pipe replacement

Governor Rick Snyder declared that he was ending bottled water services for the people of Flint after the city's water quality tested below or at action levels of the Lead and Copper Rule for almost two years. However, despite the water woes, the state announced it will no longer provide free bottled water to the residents. Meanwhile bottled water distribution sites have been extremely busy.

State leaders say testing now shows lead levels are well below lead action levels and have been for almost two years. Preliminary data for the first half of the current 6-month monitoring period shows that 90 percent of the Tier I (high-risk) samples collected are at or below 4 parts per billion (PPB), which is well below the federal action level of 15 ppb. The funding is helping with water quality improvements, pipe replacement, healthcare, nutritional food distribution, educational resources, job training and creation, and more.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Schuette's main Republican opponent for governor in 2018, is campaigning to continue what he has called the MI comeback initiated by Snyder.

"I know this is not the situation any of us want to be in".

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Bill Cobbs have all blasted the move.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has also criticized the decision.

The New York Times reports that although officials say that the city's water supply meets federal standards, it can still pick up lead "when it flows through the thousands of lead or galvanized steel".

The state Department of Environmental Quality failed to require the addition of corrosion control chemicals. The City says there are still 12,000 Flint homes on their list.

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"We will be there for these kids going forward, as long as necessary, to provide them the services they need", he said. Water filters and replacement cartridges will continue to be available at City Hall and by calling CORE (810-238-6700 ) for residents who have service line replacements underway at their homes or would feel more comfortable using a filter until their confidence in the water quality can be reestablished. After all, why should Gov. Snyder, state education officials, and other forces allied with emergency management object if the ills of a poisoned population might simply get lost in the background noise of a disinvested city and an underfunded school district.

"It's beyond belief that the governor expects the folks in Flint to trust the government now, when they lied to our faces about lead in our water just a few years ago", Ananich said.

While not legally obligated to continue providing free water under the lead settlement after certain lead levels were achieved, the state has not yet addressed the community's full array of water safety concerns, which go beyond lead.

Brown said the state has been spending about $650,000 a month on bottled water for Flint.

"But the sooner you identify an issue, the better the outcomes", she said. She has been visiting the free water distribution centers for two years and bringing cases to her older or ailing relatives, friends and neighbors.

Hanna-Attisha, who leads the effort, said that more than 900 people have pre-enrolled in the registry, and that she hopes to enroll 140,000 people after the database launches in September this year. "There's no way they can say it's safe", Mays said.

Investigators also are examining possible links between the water switch and a spike in deaths related to Legionnaires' disease.

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