Flint Water Crisis

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  • 2007 - Flint Prepares to Tap Into The Flint River as Backup Water Source
  • 2011 - Michigan takes over Flint finances
  • 2011 - Anti-corrosion Treatment Needed
  • We need an anti-corrosion agent.
  • It's too expensive.
  • Looking aside residents' concerns about sewage spills and industrial waste, Flint is the only city in Genesee County that is going to use Flint River as an emergency water source.
  • April 2014 - Flint Officials Publicly Drink Flint River Water
  • The water is safe, we'll show you by drinking it!
  • After years of poverty, Flint is announced to be in a financial crisis, and the state takes over Flint's budgetary control.
  • April 2014 - Flint River Becomes New Water Source
  • Studies show that in order for Flint River water to be considered drinkable, it would need to be treated with an anti-corrosion agent. This water treatment would cost the state about $100 per day.
  • May 2014 - Nasty Water Starts Coming Into Homes
  • Flint Mayor and other city officials drink Flint water in front of local media.
  • The state officially switches Flint's water source to the Flint River.
  • Flint residents start complaining about the water. The look, smell, and taste of the water is bad according to the residents. Brown water is coming out of many residents' sinks. But the city officials tell the residents, the water is fine.
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