Free bottled water giveaway planned at Flint City Hall on Saturday

Water collected by Judge Greg Mathis' caravan sits outside Quinn Chapel AME Church in Flint ready to be distributed.
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FLINT (WJRT) UPDATE: The water giveaway has been canceled for Saturday afternoon.

Mayor Weaver’s office said the organization providing the bottled water ran into issues on the highway getting to Flint. A makeup date was not immediately announced.

(2/15/2019) - Free bottled water will be available to Flint residents on Saturday at City Hall.

Mayor Karen Weaver is partnering with Operation Hydration/Durty Burbz Truck Club for the giveaway. The distribution may not be the last offered by the group, but no other events have been scheduled.

Saturday's giveaway is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Weaver said nobody will be allowed to line up ahead of time, so nobody should arrive at City Hall before 4 p.m.

Members of the truck club are hoping to provide relief for Flint residents still suffering the effects of the water crisis.

“Residents of Flint should find comfort in knowing that their health and well-being are still on the minds of communities near and far,” said Christopher Vermon, spokesman for the Durty Burbz Truck Club.

Weaver reiterated her advice for Flint residents to continue relying on bottled water while the city-wide pipe replacement project continues into next summer. She is grateful for the continued outside support for residents.

“I am glad that Flint is still important to the country, having these groups from all over the southern states bring water is encouraging,” Weaver said.