Flint grocery stores making huge adjustments due to high water demand

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FLINT (WJRT)- (09/29/15) - Jessie Ford is sick and tired of buying bottled water.

"I spend about $15 a week. I have to buy about four to five cases of water for drinking and cooking. Plus, I have to buy the big jugs for the cooking," Ford said.

Ford is not alone.

At Landmark Food Center in Flint, the grocery store is making huge adjustments for the water demand. Owner Mark Kattola says since the beginning of Flint's Water Worries, they have adjusted the prices for people living in the area.

"In the last couple of weeks, we couldn't even keep up with water. We've been having water being delivered here two or three times a week. We've put the water at our costs, which is two 24 packs at $5. So we're trying to help the community cope with the water problem," Kattola said.

Ford hopes this problem gets fixed soon.

"It should've never moved to the Flint River 'cause the Flint water wasn't worth nothing in the first place. I wouldn't give it to a dog," Ford said.

Landmark is not the only grocery store being affected. Meijer officials say they have seen a 50 percent increase in water purchases since last year. They have also sold a 35 pack of water at the price of a 24 pack.

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