Water donations pour in for Flint Community Schools

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FLINT (WJRT) - (10/05/15) - Donations continue to pour in to Flint Community Schools to help students and staff handle the 'Water Worries'.

Word has spread throughout the state about the problem with high lead levels in the Flint water system.

As a precaution, water fountains in the Flint schools have been turned off.

Monday morning, two large deliveries were made to the Flint Community Schools. Twenty-four thousand bottles of Aquafina water were donated by the owners of Auto City Service. The truck arrived at the Flint Schools Maintenance and Operations Building on East Court Street and the cases were unloaded.

Walgreens is also donating 4,000 bottles of water to Flint schools. A delivery truck loaded up with 150 cases from the store at Beecher and Ballenger.

The water will be distributed to the 11 active school buildings in the Flint district.

School officials have said the two high schools need extra water because of extra school activities and athletics.

"We really appreciate all the donations we received thus far. Currently, we're able to meet the needs of our students at this point and we're starting to have more conversations on a long-term plan moving forward...we still welcome all donations. You can deliver donations to our maintenance warehouse and also we're accepting donations on the school level," said Bilal Tawwab, Flint Schools superintendent.

Last Friday, the DEQ sampled water from all Flint schools. Results are not back yet.

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