One thousand days ago, the city of Flint shut off the tap to the Lake Huron water they had been receiving from the Detroit Water and Sewage Department and began drawing and treating water from the Flint River.
That was April 25, 2014. And it was also the beginning of the Flint water crisis, another tragic chapter in the tumultuous history of Michigan’s once-thriving industrial center.
Though Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touted the efforts made to heal Flint – “we’ve made progress, but our work is not done,” he said Tuesday during his State of the State address in Lansing – city residents are still unable to drink tap water without a filter due to the lead contamination that began when the water supply was switched that day in 2014.
Snyder mentioned Tuesday that more than 600 lead pipes in Flint have been replaced and that “we look forward to working with the city on accelerating the progress of that.” There are still thousands of lead pipes to go. (freep.com – Brian Manzullo) Click here to get the full story.
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