Flint River Problem In Michigan
By: Kateri Hills
In 2013 June a council of officials decided to change water. They changed the water from Michigan water source to the Flint River. That was a really big mistake. Now about 100 thousand people are angry.
What Happened And Why
The costs we too much for the government of Michigan. So they decided to switch Flint Michigans water to the flit river. It was okay for a few years but then things started getting bad. They recently discovered that Flint's water has a lot of lead in it. Which is horrible for your body and can cause some effects to your body.
Effects On Your Body
Lead is a terrible thing for your body to much and it can cause some effects and symptoms.
- Hair Loss
- Weight Loss
- Appetite Loss
- Mood Changes
Why It Is Hard To Fix
Most people in Flint are in poverty and can not afford bottled water. Most people depend on donations for water. But that's only going to last for a little while. The government is not taking responsibility for what they did to the community. They say that they didn't not cause it. Because of the governments actions people don't have water. For more information about Michigan and the government, there is an imbedded link. It is also hard to fix because the water pipes are full of lead and they can't fix that easily. Overall this situation is horrible.
Flint Vs Detorit
Here is an example of Flint Michigans water and Detroit water.
Flint Water Jug
This is another example of Flints water.
This is an example of the pipes.