Toxic tap water in Flint has rendered the water undrinkable and put the entire city in a state of emergency. With no access to clean water, Flint residents are struggling to find the resources to obtain drinkable water. The city is in desperate need of clean water, water filters, test kits and more. Please consider making a donation today.
More About Flint
Flint is a blue collar Michigan city with a population of about 100,000. The birthplace of General Motors and an integral foundation of the auto industry, it's a hard-working city that has played an important role in Michigan's history.
In 2014, the City of Flint switched its water supply from the City of Detroit (which had supplied it for nearly half a century) to the Flint River. The move was an effort to save costs.
After the change in water source, the city's drinking water had a series of issues that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger. The corrosive Flint River water caused lead from aging pipes toleach into the water supply, causing extremely elevated levels of lead.
As a result, between 6,000 and 12,000 residents had severely high levels of lead in the blood and experienced a range of serious health problems. The water may also be a possible cause of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the county that has killed 10 people and affected another 77.
This issue doesn't have an overnight solution. The entire infrastructure must be overhauled, and city residents need clean water in the meantime.
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