Flint Mayor calls Gov. Snyder's decision to end water distribution "insensitive"
FLINT, Mich. --Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has spoken out, saying that Governor Snyder’s decision to end water distribution to Flint residents was insensitive.
The mayor's office expects for bottled water at the pods to run out over the weekend due to Flint residents' response to the governor's decision.
Our Drew Moore caught up with Mayor Weaver at a water distribution pod after the decision was made.
“I know this is not the situation any of us want to be in. We did not cause the man-made water disaster, therefore adequate resources should continue being provided until the problem is fixed and all the lead and galvanized pipes have been replaced. I will be contacting the Governor’s office immediately to express the insensitivity of the decision he made today and to make sure that I remind him of the additional needs that I’ve requested for the residents of Flint.”
Flint’s Chief Public Health Advisor also says that the city has not received clear steps as to how the remaining lead in Flint schools will be remediated, or how ongoing monitoring will continue for the city’s most vulnerable population.
“The medical community has continuously raised questioned as to how special populations, including nursing and bottle-feeding mothers, will receive bottled water while massive pipe replacement is ongoing,” said Dr. Pugh.
Mayor Weaver adds that water filters are still free and available, and that the FAST Start pipe replacement program will soon begin its next phase and we will get all the pipes replaced as planned.