Filters for Flint
Organized by: Raven Bounds
About two years ago, the state of Michigan decided to save money by switching Flint's water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. This river is notoriously known to locals for it's filthy conditions. The state department of Environmental Quality wasn't treating the Flint River water with an anti-corrosive agent, which violates federal law. On top of this, high levels of iron in the Flint River water was eroding the iron water mains, which was turning the water brown. To make matters worse, about half of the services lines to homes in Flint are made of lead. Since the water was initially never treated properly, lead began leaking into the water supply, in addition to the iron. It would only have cost the city about $100 a day to properly treat the water for the residents of Flint. Although the media has stopped reporting on it, this is still a serious issue for Flint residents; the issue hasn't been resolved even slightly. I am in contact with one of the residents, and this is what they need most. The money donated will pay for the filters & shipping to Flint, Michigan.