Flint Water Resource Sites
The Flint Water Resource Sites is an effort by the State of Michigan to share resources with residents impacted by the Flint water crisis. The website provides a list of places where residents can pick up materials and supplies, as well information on assistance programs that may interest those affected. Free lead testing for children under 7, utility bill assistance, eviction and foreclosure services, emergency financial and food provisions, home heating bill assistance, and housing programs are among those listed. The website also lists addresses for food distribution from a mobile food pantry and clothing distributions.
The website publicizes where people can go to pick up bottled water, water filters, filter replacement cartridges, water testing kits, and deposit recycling from previous supplies. In addition, information on lead and tips on how to avoid lead contamination in water are provided, such as replacing lead pipes with copper pipes, replacing faucet aerators, and running the cold water tap for five minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.