Flint water crisis persists

"...Flint resident, and activist Arthur Woodson, who says the most vulnerable are suffering amid the ongoing water crisis"
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A damn shame!
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This is not a water crisis, it is a pipe crisis and that pipe is almost 100 years old. Where were the people of Flint when they were rolling in UAW dough? The certainly were not spending money on replacing 60 year old lead pipe. Maybe the lead from the pipes just made them stupid all their lives. This did not happen in 2014, it was just discovered in 2014. Granholm OKed the Genessee water project 4 years earlier and the Flint water manager decided to save a penny a thousand gallons by not using the sequestering agent that was in Detroit water (another city with a lot of lead pipe.) I wish people would actually read more about this.
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On 12/2/2016 8:18 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Pipe crisis and money crisis.
Probably a situation like out town had. We should replace some pipes and to do so, we have to raise the rates a bit. Oh no, we can't afford that, the seniors are broke, etc, etc. Sure you can put off a pipe repair for today.
Finally, the citizens realized the severity of our system and a group sold the citizens on the idea we have to pay a bit more now or be doomed in a few years. Rates were increased, pipes replaced, filtration improved. We can actually drink the water now. Crisis avoided but the work should have started 20 years earlier.
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On 12/2/2016 5:18 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

For many years after it was know lead was not good, the unions had the building code under control to require lead pipes. So, the hell with Flint - they let the unions have their way with them, and now they are damaged goods to me.
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On Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:13:16 -0800, Taxed and Spent

People have known lead pipes were not good for most of the 20th century. I remember hearing in school, in the 50s, that lead in the Roman water system may be a reason why so many of them were nuts. We were still using lead solder but they also told you to let the water run a minute before you drank it.
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