Water Resource Sites Open Daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.Contact: See contact information below.
January 28, 2016
Flint, Mich. – As efforts continue to ensure Flint residents have safe drinking water, Governor Snyder last night held a live tele-town hall where he and other state officials fielded questions from residents on the state’s actions. A recording of the conversation can be heard here.
One of the most visible aspects of the response continues to be the distribution of bottled water, filters, water replacement cartridges and water testing kits by National Guard members at five of the city’s fire stations.
As part of the distribution process, residents seeking water filters and replacement cartridges are asked to share their address. This data is being collected and mapped in real-time to assist with long-term recovery and help water response teams know where to focus their door-to-door efforts. It is important to note that no resident will be denied resources if an address is not provided, and a photo identification is not required.
Since Jan. 9, 2016, the following resources have been distributed to residents, both at the water resource sites and by water response teams:
- 207,055 cases of water
- 97,342 water filters
- 30,801 water testing kits
Water response teams also continued door-to-door delivery efforts. Today, 125 American Red Cross and other volunteers visited 1,768 homes providing free bottled water, filters, water replacement cartridges and water testing kits.
Earlier this afternoon, a coalition of public-private partners announced Flint’s coordinated recycling program for empty water bottles and used water filter cartridges. Residents can learn more here.
Water resource sites remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are located at:
Fire Station #1 (also a water bottle recycling site)
310 East 5th St.
Fire Station #3
1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
Fire Station #5 (also a water bottle recycling site)
3402 Western Rd.
Fire Station #6
716 West Pierson Rd
Fire Station #8 (also a water bottle recycling site)
202 East Atherton Rd.
All water filters distributed by the State of Michigan are certified by NSF International for lead reduction. Individuals wishing to verify that a specific filter is NSF-certified can do so via the NSF website.
The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.
NOTE: ALL MEDIA INQUIRIES ARE BEING HANDLED BY THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER AT 888-EMD-TODAY (888-363-8632). FOR FLINT WATER EMERGENCY DONATION INFORMATION, GO TO www.helpforflint.com.