Bill Schuette

State of Michigan: No more free bottled water for Flint residents

State of Michigan: No more free bottled water for Flint residents

DETROIT — Michigan announced Friday that the health of Flint's drinking water has been restored and state distribution of free bottled water in the city is ending, likely within a few days.

The announcement drew immediate outrage from residents who say the water is still not safe to drink, four years after it became contaminated with lead as a result of errors made by the state Department of Environmental Quality and other agencies.

"It's too quick," said Flint activist Melissa Mays of the group Water You Fighting For.

"They're putting dollars and cents ahead of Flint residents, which is how we got here in the first place," said Mays, who is...

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