A message from the Snyder administration confirms that, due to decreasing levels of lead in Flint city water, the city's residents will stop receiving bottled water when current supplies run out.
Snyder's statement says 94 percent of water samples taken between July 1 and December 31, 2017, tested below the federal guideline of 15 parts per billion or less of lead and copper. Levels of 4 ppb were recorded during the first three months of 2018.
Friday evening we spoke with a mom whose son became the face of the Flint water crisis to get her reaction to the state's announcement that the city's water quality has been restored and the four remaining distribution centers will close. "We will now focus even more of our efforts on continuing with the health, education and economic development assistance needed to help move Flint forward". Residents, including children, had toxic amounts of lead in their blood. The contamination happened in 2014 and 2015 when officials used river water that wasn't properly treated.
Brown said the state has been spending about $650,000 a month on bottled water for Flint.
You will remember, of course, that "ensuring the quality of water in Flint" was such a "top priority" for the governor that he appointed emergency managers who switched the city to the corrosive, undertreated water of the Flint River, which then caused lead, bacteria, and other unwholesome substances to leach into the water supply, causing disease, death, and permanent brain damage.
Michigan State Representative Sheldon Neeley, a Democrat whose district includes most of Flint, a predominantly black city of about 100,000, denounced the decision to end free bottled water, calling it cruel.
"For the past two years I have repeatedly been asked when I would declare the water safe in Flint and I have always said that no arbitrary decision would be made - that we would let the science take us to that conclusion", Snyder continued.
Under state guidance, local governments gauge lead levels in tap water by taking samples from people's homes. "This is a personal choice because again, the water is in compliance with the federal standard".
Dozens of cars lined up at water distribution sites in Flint on Friday in hopes of receiving what is expected to be the last of state-funded cases of bottled water. The Michigan National Guard and volunteers also went door-to-door to distribute water and filters.
The water that once carried unsafe amounts of lead has now been safe to drink, if filtered, for around two years, according to tests cited by Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) office. In total, MI taxpayers have footed more than $350 million to the city, and the federal government has funded $100 million.
But Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, said the state should make free bottled water available until every lead service line in Flint is replaced.
Marc Edwards, a Virginia Tech researcher who was one of the earliest experts to call attention to Flint's contamination, said his independent testing shows the health crisis ended in the fall.
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