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Long-term testing and flushing plan put in place at Flint Community Schools

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will start a long-term water testing and flushing operation in Flint Community Schools on Saturday, January 20. (Photo Credit: Drew Moore)

FLINT, Mich. --The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will start a long-term water testing and flushing operation in Flint Community Schools on Saturday, January 20.

This comes as discussions continue amongst the state, city, medical community and Flint Community Schools to come up with a plan for testing the school district’s buildings.

The plan will also rely heavily on input from school staff, parents and students.

We remain firm in our expectation that rigorous testing be conducted to the satisfaction of the medical community. In the meantime, the district will continue to secure bottled water for our students until we have undoubted assurance the water from the tap is safe to drink,” said Superintendent Bilal Tawwab.

Additionally, Flint Community Schools will move forward with the creation of the model School Water Training (Testing, Monitoring, and Education) Program.

The $1 million pilot program will be funded by the Michigan Department of Education, and is designed to create a best practices tutorial for flushing and testing protocols for all Michigan schools.

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