As Michigan officials continued to downplay the lead risk to Flint’s children, researchers from Virginia Tech got involved. They warned people to stop drinking the tap water.
When the city of Flint, Michigan, began pumping water from the Flint River, it was the cheapest option at the time. But there were problems right off the bat, and complaints from residents rolled in.
What do you do when the water’s not safe to drink, bathe in or even swim in? One mother turned to bottled water – for everything.
On this hour of Reveal, we hear the whole story of how people in Flint, Michigan, went from trusting their tap water to fearing it.
Clean drinking water isn’t a problem most of us worry about in the United States today. But there are still communities in our country where water is brown or green out of the tap.