New water resource sites now open in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (01/10/16) Several sites have been set up throughout the city of Flint for people to get the resources they need to get clean drinking water.

A press conference was held Sunday to update people on the plan for these water resource sites.

Community members can pick where bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges, and home water testing kits for lead are available.

They are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Starting on Tuesday water resource teams, consisting of MSP troopers and other state workers, will also start going door to door to make sure everyone in the city of Flint has the resources they need.

“The water resource teams will be handing out bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges, and water testing kits. If by chance a resident is not at home when these teams stop by, a flyer with information would be left at their residence. And calling 211 is always a great resource for citizens to learn more information ." said Lt. Dave Kaiser with the Michigan State Police.

There is a plan to eventually have water stations set up at several churches in the city of Flint.

Those churches have not yet been decided.

Mayor Karen Weaver said they are working to get water to senior centers as well.

She also stressed for people to make sure they are picking up the home testing kits

“We're also stressing to people to get the test kits because we have to have the test kits so we can continue to monitor and assess where we are with our water. And so I don't want people to just come and get the water and the filters because that's really important. Because we need to know when we're at a point that oh o.k., you know, we're close to being able to use the water" said Weaver

If you have any questions concerning resources or have transportation issues call 211.

Someone will be available to answer any questions or concerns 24 hours a day.

The following are the locations of the Water Resource Sites.

Fire Station #1
310 East 5th St.
Flint, MI 48502

Fire Station #3
1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
Flint, MI 48503

Fire Station #5
3402 Western Rd.
Flint, MI 48506

Fire Station #6
716 West Pierson Rd.
Flint, MI 48505

Fire Station #8
202 East Atherton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

In addition to these new sites, home testing kits, water filters and replacement cartridges continue to be available Monday through Friday at other locations around Flint;

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office
125 E. Union St.
Flint, MI 48502

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office
4809 Clio Road
Flint, MI 48504

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office
2727 Lippincott
Flint, MI 48507

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office
601 N. Saginaw
Flint, MI 48502

Flint City Hall
1101 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

If you need transportation or any other assistance you can call 211.

People are still being urged to use filtered water for drinking, food preparation, brushing teeth, and water for pets.

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