According to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Flint Michigan’s drinking water is safe to drink and up to par with water from anywhere else in the state. For this reason, the state of Michigan will no longer supply residents of Flint with free bottled water Michigan officials said on Friday.
Business Insider (@businessinsider) reports, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s office released a statement that read: For nearly two years, tests have shown that Flint’s water is the same or better than similar cities across the state. When the current supply of state-funded bottled water is depleted, the distribution centers will close and deliveries will end.
“The scientific data now proves the water system is stable and the need for bottled water has ended. Since Flint’s water is now well within the standards set by the federal government, we will now focus even more of our efforts on continuing with health, education, and economic development assistance needed to help move Flint forward.” Republican Governor Rick Snyder said in a statement.
Michigan State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D) whose district includes most of Flint, disagreed with the governor’s assessment of the situation in the predominantly African-American city of about 100,000 residents.
“Governor Snyder has failed to address the psychological trauma that his administration put the people of Flint through. The fact is, the people of Flint don’t trust the Snyder Administration or the science they pay for. Science that previously allowed our city to be poisoned.” Representative Neeley said in a statement.