Flint water crisis

Flint tentatively agrees to provide weekly updates on lead service line project

Flint, MI–After pushing back the deadline for its lead service line replacement project several times, the City of Flint has tentatively agreed to meet an Aug. 1, 2023 target date and provide weekly updates on the project’s excavation and replacement work. According to court documents, these requirements were presented in a Nov. 1 motion regarding…

Funding secured, Flint extends deadline for water service line replacements

Flint, MI–Given a recent funding extension from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Flint residents can continue to request free replacements of their lead water service lines. The city originally agreed to have the water service line replacement project completed by the end of 2019 per a settlement agreement between Concerned Pastors for Local Action,…

Officials say Flint Schools’ water stations continue to provide safe drinking water

Flint, MI—Testing shows that Flint Community Schools’ lead-filtering hydration stations are functioning well, offering students and staff clean drinking water, officials say.  Dr. Laura Sullivan, a mechanical engineering professor at Kettering University who led the filter installation project, assured the community that water from the district’s hydration stations is safe to drink during a Flint…

Psychological traumas persist years after the start of the Flint water crisis, study finds

Flint, MI—Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remain highly prevalent in the Flint community long after the beginning of the water crisis, research shows. A recently published study collected data from August 2019 through April 2020 and surveyed nearly 2,000 adults living in Flint during the water crisis. Its results show that more than one…

Company responsible for Flint River chemical spill files for bankruptcy

Flint, MI—Lockhart Chemical Company, an additive manufacturer whose Flint location was determined to be the origin of a chemical spill in the Flint River this summer, has filed for bankruptcy. According to court records, the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it is headquartered, on Oct. 10, 2022. Chapter 7 bankruptcy…

Flint officials say residents should see water credits on their accounts

Flint, MI – The city of Flint announced that $300 in water credits has been applied to all Flint residential accounts with active meters. The city is using $8.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to distribute $300 in water credits to every residential household with active meters. City officials say the water…