Water distribution concerns for people who live in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (12/07/17) - (12/07/17) - It's been almost two years since Mayor Karen Weaver declared a State of Emergency in Flint, and many families are still using cases of bottled water each day just to complete normal activities.

"Normally about 6 to 8 bottles of water just to boil our noodles," said Denise Scott.

Scott has lived in Flint her whole life and in her house on Leith Street for nearly 30 years with her three children.

Even though the state tests show water quality in Flint below the federal lead action level, she says there are still problems with her water.

"My water seems to leave like a film on the bottom of my dish drainer but it also has debris in it and it's not from the drippy and soapy water or anything on a regular basis," Scott said.

She only uses the water for bathing and washing dishes, so water from the distribution site on Franklin Avenue is critical for her family. It's one of four that remain open indefinitely.

"They've went from getting unlimited amounts which we just grabbed because you didn't know it was going to end to now where you can only get like five cases a day," Scott said.

The state will wrap up the the third consecutive six month federal Lead and Copper Rule monitoring period this month. That means a decision could come in January on whether to leave the PODS open.

"To make it in January..." said Mayor Karen Weaver. "I thought was just premature and it doesn't give people time that they need to get ready for that and if the results at the school don't support that then that's something that should not take place.

Mayor Weaver voiced her concerns about testing in schools, and the state responded.

Weaver wants to see results of the testing in schools, something that has not happened in the last 18 months. The state has met with the superintendent to get the ball rolling on that, although no timeframe has been carved out.