The Race to Fixing Flint’s Water Crisis

Posted July 16, 2021 by miamimarketingco

Humans need food and water to survive. Without it, we would die.
Humans need food and water to survive. Without it, we would die. Though we can go without food for about three weeks but without water humans would live for only three to four days because at least 60 percent of the adult body is made of water. This dependency on drinking water is why the recent and reoccurring water crisis in Flint, Michigan is so important.

Though Flint’s water crisis had emerged within recent years, one needs to go back to the 1980s in order to trace the problem. During the 80s, Flint thrived in economic growth due to being home to General Motors’ largest plant. Once the company started downsizing, the city began to see an economic decline. Flint’s economic crisis had grown so severe ($25 million deficit) that by 2011, the state of Michigan took over its finances. The $25 million deficit also had revealed a water fund shortfall, so the city decided to build a new pipeline to deliver water from Lake Huron to Flint. The city then turned to the Flint River as a temporary water source. The residents admitted that their water started to look, smell and taste funny.

The lead came from existing lead pipes in the city’s water delivery system. The change in water supply caused lead to leach into the water.

In 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with Virginia Tech conducted tests that revealed dangerous levels of lead in the water of the residents’ homes.

The consumption of high levels of lead is very dangerous. It can cause damages to various organs in the body such as the heart, kidney and even the nerves. During a child’s developmental stage, high levels of lead consumption could cause impaired cognition, behavioral disorders, hearing problems and could cause delays in puberty.

As the state and the city find themselves fighting various lawsuits, the water crisis continues to linger with little to no permanent water solutions in sight. Hundreds of organizations and celebrities have lent to support for finding temporary fixes. They are donating bottled water. Actor Will Smith’s son created a nonprofit organization to help provide water filters to the residents. Other celebrities have pledged millions of dollars.

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Last Updated July 16, 2021