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Old 10-03-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Flint — The questionable quality of the city’s drinking water made headlines again this week, but not much of it has been news to Ashley Holt.

For almost a year, the water from her faucet has looked “like urine,” smelled “like the sewer” and, if you’re brave enough to sip it, hasn’t tasted “normal,” the 25-year-old Flint resident said. It’s why she’s limited for months how often her children — ages 5, 6 and 12 — come in contact with it.

Water in Flint, Michigan, Looks 'Like Urine,' and Worse
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Pfft, urine might actually be healthier than what ever's in that water now. I don't understand how Flint officials didn't see this coming.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Clinton Township, MI
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Flint — The questionable quality of the city’s drinking water made headlines again this week, but not much of it has been news to Ashley Holt.

For almost a year, the water from her faucet has looked “like urine,” smelled “like the sewer” and, if you’re brave enough to sip it, hasn’t tasted “normal,” the 25-year-old Flint resident said. It’s why she’s limited for months how often her children — ages 5, 6 and 12 — come in contact with it.

Water in Flint, Michigan, Looks 'Like Urine,' and Worse
This chick had a kid at 13 ! Then turned around and had another at 19 and one more at 20?? You see, this is why the Welfare System is destroying the Flint residents. Without Welfare "encouraging" her, there's no way she would have continued having children in that screwed up situation.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Update: Flint returning to Detroit's water supply.

Switch from Flint River to Detroit water expected to take two weeks | MLive.com
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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This chick had a kid at 13 ! Then turned around and had another at 19 and one more at 20?? You see, this is why the Welfare System is destroying the Flint residents. Without Welfare "encouraging" her, there's no way she would have continued having children in that screwed up situation.
I'm not sure if she really is on welfare or not. If so they should of made her get on birth control after the first child if she's receiving government assistance, I'm sorry but it's for the better for all of us.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Good news. What a nightmare.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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I wonder why it only affected certain areas in flint and not places like Grand Blanc?
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I wonder why it only affected certain areas in flint and not places like Grand Blanc?
Flint was the only city in the area to switch off of Detroit's water supply and use its own pipes.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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For the most part, if a building wasn't within the city limits of Flint, it wasn't effected, even if it bordered Flint. There were a few blocks in certain parts of Burton that were on the Flint water supply. It was a big deal last summer when the water started becoming a concern. The Burton residents didn't even know they were on the Flint system. But, like I said, this was only a handful of houses. Starlite, for example, is in Burton despite the opposite side of Center Road being Flint and Starlite is on Burton's water supply (coming from Detroit). The Genesse Valley Mall area is Flint township, so all of those restaurants were not affected either.
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