Flint Residents Must Now Pay Full Amount for Tainted Water
It’s mind-blowing that residents of Flint, MI, are still without clean water after the poor decisions of state officials almost three years later.
As if not having clean water is enough, residents must now pay the full cost of their water, which still has not been declared safe to drink without an approved filter.
This week state officials are slated to end a program that has given residents a 65 percent credit each month on their water bill. Since 2014, the state has spent nearly $41 million in credits to help offset local utility costs.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s spokesperson, Anna Heaton said the credits are ending “because the city’s water meets all federal water quality standards under the Lead & Copper Rule and Safe Drinking Water Act, the same standards as other cities.”