FLINT, Mich. – Community Water Resource Sites are open in all nine city wards and ready to serve Flint water system customers with bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and at-home water testing kits after the presidential emergency declaration ended on Aug. 14, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
“Throughout the Flint water emergency, the state of Michigan has been providing Flint residents with the water supplies they need to have safe, clean drinking water," said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “All water resource sites will be open and ready as usual when the presidential declaration ends. Until the water meets quality standards, we will provide water supplies to Flint water system customers at the water resource sites.”
Under the presidential declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been providing water resource assistance under a 75 percent federal and 25 percent state cost sharing agreement. After Aug. 14, the state of Michigan will be responsible for 100 percent of the total cost of water supply purchases.
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In addition, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce continues to distribute free bottled water to Flint businesses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at 1611 James P. Cole Blvd. in the Riverview Industrial Park in Flint.