It began in the spring of 2014 when Flint’s public water source was moved from Detroit Water to the Flint River.
This is an extremely complex tragedy that has resulted in deaths and long-term damage to the children that live there.
Pipes throughout the city have been replaced and that work continues and should continue until every affected pipe is replaced.
Flint also needs extra funding to support the families affected by lead poisoning. Lead exposure can erode a child’s IQ, shortens attention span and can create behavior challenges.
These children will eventually be adults and will need extra guidance and job training.
I opposed the free water cut off in April and Flint residents don’t trust their tap water with good reason.
I support more funding for Flint until all the pipes are replaced and their trust in the tap water is restored.