Action Alert: Flint, MI Residents Deserve Clean, Safe Water Now!

Tap water from Flint River 2015
Would you drink this water?
This came from a Flint resident's tap!

Flint, Michigan's drinking water is not safe. Residents across the city have toxic water flowing from their taps and it's making people sick!

In 2014, Flint's emergency manager disconnected residents from the clean, safe drinking water that they had been buying from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and began providing them with water from the Flint River.

People have reported water with high levels of copper, lead and TTHMs (chemicals that result when chlorine mixes with organic matter). As a result, Flint residents are suffering from hair loss, lead poisoning and other health problems related to the chemicals in their drinking water.

Water is a basic human right, and all people deserve access to safe, affordable drinking water and sanitation. In Flint, the solution is as simple as pushing a button and reconnecting to DWSD.

Please fill out the form below to send a message to Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Flint City Council to ask them to reconnect Flint residents to Detroit Water to ensure that they have access to clean, safe water.

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Dear [Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Flint City Council],

Water is a basic human right. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes that access to safe drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights.

In 2014, Flint's emergency manager disconnected the city from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and started providing residents with water from the Flint River. Since that time, residents have been struggling to maintain access to a clean, safe drinking water supply.

Residents of Flint report having tap water with high levels of copper, lead, THMs (chemicals that result when chlorine mixes with organic matter), tin, lime and iron. The water is often brown or bluish-green in color and contains sediment. As a result, people are experiencing symptoms including hair loss, lead poisoning and diseases related to consuming high levels of copper (to name a few).

The Flint River clearly is not a safe, reliable source for the city's drinking water. It was as easy as pushing a button to disconnect from DWSD; it's time to push the button again, reconnecting Flint to DWSD and providing Flint residents with the clean, safe water they deserve.

Please reconnect Flint to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department immediately and make water safe and clean for all.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]