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Taking Action on Flint Water

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Taking Action on Flint Water

The State of Michigan remains committed to supporting the City of Flint as it continues to recover and rebuild. The state provided more than $350 million to Flint, in addition to the $100 million from the federal government - all of which is helping with water quality improvements, pipe replacement, healthcare, food resources, educational resources, job training and creation, and more.

Flint Water Quality Update

Since July 2016, the city of Flint's water system has met state and federal standards for lead in drinking water for 12 consecutive monitoring periods. The latest six-month round of monitoring shows Flint's 90th percentile at 10 parts per billion (ppb), below the requirement of 15 ppb. Flint has conducted excavations to determine service line material composition at approximately 95 percent of the residential locations.

Review the settlement agreement here.

Will filters and water test kits continue to be available?
Yes. The state will continue to provide free water filters, replacement cartridges, and water testing kits until service line replacement is completed. Filters will continue to be available for residents who feel more comfortable using a filter until their confidence in the water quality can be re-established. Filters and residential sampling kits are available at City Hall.

How do I know filters work?
Water filters are effective at removing lead and other contaminants by 99.9 percent when properly installed and adequately maintained. The U.S. EPA and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) tested water filters in Flint and found that NSF-certified filters distributed by the state make water safe from lead for everyone. Samples were collected at high-risk locations at homes with full-lead service lines, galvanized plumbing and where the most vulnerable populations live, including pregnant mothers and children. For more information on the filter study, visit www.epa.gov/flint/filter-study.

Resident Resources

The State of Michigan continues to provide necessary support and resources to Flint residents recovering from the city’s water crisis.

Water Resources

Critical clean water resources like bottled water, water filters, and water testing kits are available for free to Flint families.

Testing Results

Flint residents who have returned a water testing kit to a water resource site can find their test results on this website.

Media Center

The latest news updates regarding the Flint water crisis are available to keep the city’s residents and the media informed.

Helpful Resources

Local services, reports, and alternative language resources are available to Flint residents. If you need additional help, have questions, or require assistance,
please call United Way 2-1-1.

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