5 Flint water distribution sites to close, 4 to remain open
The State of Michigan and the City of Flint announced Wednesday five water distribution pods would close and four will remain open after water quality tests revealed the lead levels are currently in the 90th percentile now testing below seven parts per billion which are "well below" the federal action level of 15 parts per billion.
The State of Michigan reports water pods in the first, fourth and sixth ward will remain open.
Pods in the second and third wards will close on August 11, 2017.
Pods five, seven and eight will close September 5, 2017.
Pods one, four, six and nine will remain open.
"We heard the concerns of the community loud and clear and looked at all of our options and kept four of the pods open." said Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.
Weaver advises residents to continue to use water filters.
During Wednesday's news conference the State of Michigan announced they have the legal right to close all of the water distribution sites but will keep four open due to the help of all the partners involved.
POD locations closing August 11
- 2nd Ward St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church
- 3rd Ward Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
- Home deliveries will also be discontinued as of this date. However, officials say the access and functional needs deliveries will continue.
POD locations closing September 5
- 5th Ward Old Flint Farmers' Market
- 7th Ward Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church
- 8th Ward Lincoln Park United Methodist Church
- 1st Ward Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
- 4th Ward Franklin Avenue Lot
- 6th Ward West Court Street Church of God and Christ
- 9th Ward Eastown Bowling Alley