We are in the midst of raising funds for the Flint water crisis. This year is an important watershed as the Governor is terminating the supply of bottled water to the residents (see Blog tab). Funds will go to the United Way for water filters and other necessary supplies for clean water.
EIGHT NUMBERS about Flint's water crisis
25 MILLION: Dollars in budget shortfall is what prompted the state to cut costs by switching the source of Flint's water.
5 : That's the number of months it took before the city announced a boil water advisory because of bacteria in the water in August 2014.
4 : Only four days after a second water advisory, and despite signs of E. Coli bacteria, Flint authorities told residents the tap water was safe.
15: Parts per billion (PPB) is the maximum amount of lead that should be found in tap water.
397: Parts per billion (PPB) of lead was found in Flint's drinking water.
40: Percent of Flint homes have elevated levels of lead in the water, according to a Virginia Tech study in September 2015.
14: City officials are named in a federal class action lawsuit, including the Governor in November 2015.
17 : Seventeen months after the first water advisory, Flint declares a state of emergency and seeks federal help.