Mayor: Nestle providing 3 truckloads of bottled water a week to Flint residents

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FLINT (WJRT) (5/10/2018) - Nestle is sharing some of the company's new capacity for bottling Michigan water with Flint residents.

Mayor Karen Weaver announced Thursday that the company will be supplying three truckloads of water per week to the city's Help Centers "for the next several months."

“I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint," she said in a statement.

Nestle recently received approval from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to pump 400 gallons of water per minute from an aquifer near its Stanwood bottling plant.

The previous permit allowed 250 gallons of water per minute.

Nestle's donation to Flint totals about 4,200 cases, or 100,000 bottles of water, per week. The company has agreed to deliver the water directly to the three Help Centers, where it will be distributed to Flint residents.

The Help Centers are open on the following days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road.

Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 6702 N. Dort Highway.

Flint residents who need water, filters or replacement cartridges are encouraged to call 211 or 810-410-1138.

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