Nestle Waters extends bottled water donation to Flint through April

Bottles of drinking water, Photo Date: December 2, 2010 / Cropped Photo: Steven Depolo / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
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FLINT (WJRT) (11/30/2018) - Nestle Waters North America is extending is commitment to provide free bottled water to Flint residents through April.

The company, which operates the Ice Mountain bottling plant in Stanwood, already has donated 3.2 million bottles of water to the city. By the end of April, the donation will reach nearly 5 million bottles.

The water is distributed through the three remaining community Help Centers, which are open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“We know that people remain concerned about bottled water distribution ending in December, so we are happy that the company will continue its deliveries to the Help Centers through April of next year," said Flint Chief Recovery Officer Jameca Patrick-Singleton.

The Flint Help Centers, which are operated by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, offer faucet filters and foods that mitigate the effects of lead in addition to free bottled water supplies.

The schedule is:
-- Bethel United Methodist Church at 1309 Ballenger Highway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays.
-- Asbury United Methodist Church at 1653 Davison Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
-- Greater Holy Temple at 6702 N. Dort Highway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.