29 Mar What’s happening in Flint?
If there is any reason why you should vote, the above video is a great example why people need to get out and vote. I say this because there are so many politicians who are at fault for this water crisis and it is a clear example of neglect and recklessness.
In 2014, the city officials of Flint decided to change their water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Their goal was to save millions by using local water supply instead of contracted water from Lake Huron.
After the switch, residents began to complain about the quality of water. It was discolored, it was bitter and it had a foul odor. Even the car manufacturer, General Motors, complained about the corrosion of cars due to the toxic water. This caused them to object from using Flint water thus switching to Detroit water.
The mayor, Dayne Walling, was no help. As the community complained, he offered a condescending attitude and testified that the water was clean and healthy. Even as doctors were diagnosing tens of thousands of children with lead poisoning they remained hesitant and ignored the problem.