“Unfiltered Flint water is safe, just don’t drink it, says state attorney”. That was the headline for a recent MLive.com article. In the article, the state attorney says Flint’s drinking water is “safe” but, “We are still recommending residents don’t drink unfiltered water.”
Despite this fact, the state of Michigan announced this week that it will no longer be subsidizing the water bills for Flint residents who cannot drink the water they are paying for:
State officials have decided to end the state-funded subsidies that since 2014 had helped Flint residents pay their water bills after the city’s water system became contaminated with lead.
Word of the subsidies’ impending cutoff surfaced Thursday after a senior adviser to Gov. Rick Snyder sent a letter to Flint’s interim chief financial officer, saying the subsidies will stop after Feb. 28, according to a news release from the City of Flint.
Keep in mind that Flint residents pay the highest water bills in the entire country.
I guess they gotta cut some corners in order to increase the state’s “rainy day fund” to $1 billion.
Apparently it’s not raining in Flint. If it was, at least residents there could drink THAT water.