Flint residents outraged at loss of subsidies for water they fear is still tainted 

 

Flint residents outraged at loss of subsidies for water they fear is still tainted – ABC News

 

 

The residents of embattled Flint, Michigan, had to resume paying their full water bills today, causing outrage among many of them.

The state has formally ended a program that subsidized the water bills of some Flint residents, after a public health crisis that rendered the city’s water undrinkable nearly three years ago due to lead contamination.

Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder, told ABC News today that tests conducted on Flint’s tap water in the past three months found that it meets all federal standards, although state officials recommend the use of filters as a precaution. The state is providing the filters.

PHOTO: An image shows a door in the mayors office in Flint, Mich.Evangelist Lisia Williams/Facebook
An image shows a door in the mayor’s office in Flint, Mich.

Heaton also noted that residents received about $41 million in state credits to help them pay their water bills from April of 2014 until Tuesday, when the plan expired.

Flint authorized a new pipeline in 2013 that was intended to reduce costs by switching the city’s water supply, but the execution was flawed, leading to fecal and, eventually, lead contamination of the city’s water.

A CDC study published in July found that after the water switch was made, children younger than 6 were 46 percent more likely to have elevated lead levels in their blood than before.

 

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