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Supplies dwindling after announcement to end free bottled water distribution in Flint

Flint remains frustrated and families are angry after learning the state will stop providing them with free bottled water. (Photo credit: Jasmyn Durham)

FLINT, Mich. --Flint remains frustrated and families are angry after learning the state will stop providing them with free bottled water.

The statement was made Friday afternoon.

The decision comes after testing has shown that the lead levels in Flint's water are well below lead action levels and have been for nearly two years.

However, many pipes still need to be replaced.

Families saying flat out: they don't trust the state and they don't believe the water is safe.

Meanwhile bottled water distribution sites have been extremely busy.

Many ran out of water yesterday and it happened again Saturday.

The line of people trying to get their water from pod at Court and Beecher has been non-stop.

Two trucks full of water were emptied before 2:30 Saturday afternoon, and a third truck was expected to make one last delivery.

Residents say the bottom line is that the bottled water is being taken away too soon.

The water pods will continue to operate until the current supply is gone.

People working the pods say judging by the huge increase in traffic here, the supply may not last through early next week.

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