A Serious Case of Bad Tap Water?
The situation surrounds the bad drinking water that has really gained attention as of late, the scenario has gone viral which brings to light of the obvious neglect shown indirectly by the water facility plant in Flint.
Many of the residents are outraged about the maintenance of their water supply, and who wouldn’t be?
If you live in a city, you would expect for certain privileges to be upheld especially if you’re paying for services to be performed efficiently, effectively, and because again the fact that you’re paying you’re hard earned money to live there as a resident.
there have been specialists (water analysis), that have been examining the water supply in Flint, Michigan. After these test were conducted by the analysts, they assured to the residents that the water was not at a high-level of contamination.
Residents were skeptical about the analysis report, and sought out a specialists that they could really turn to get the “skinny” on what is exactly present in the water that they have been drinking, bathing, and cooking with for who knows how long .
Enter Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who stepped up to take on the challenge of finding out what is really going on with the water supply in the city.
One thing I have to mention about the statement said, is where in the world is the mayor of this city at? I had to get that in there, because I’m thinking shouldn’t the mayor of this city be on this matter like flies hanging out around an open garbage dumpster?
You would think so…
Instead it’s been Dr. Attisha among other health-care professionals, who probably heard or seen too much of this story just to sit back and let it continue on like an out-of-control snowball effect that keeps gaining steam as it proceeds downhill.
The water is the primal focus that is being polluted with element contaminates such as lead, iron, most of which comes from bad piping infra-structures that are up for replacement.
Other facts such as fire hydrant cleaning, has posed a serious threat to the supply due to the fact of harmful results of corroded piping (particularly the piping system that runs to the service lines giving the residents water).
Iron has been seeping into the water main, which is caused by the water which eroded the iron water mains. You have to include the situation of lead contamination as well, this was a direct result from the untreated water supply that residents have been drinking from.
The damage it has done to some of the residents, raised attention and the focus is placed squarely upon the shoulders of the Flint’s water plant facility.
Complaints from Residents That Drink the Water Regularly:
- some have experienced symptoms of nausea
- complaints of iron contamination (after water analysis)
- complaints of lead contamination (after water analysis)
- issues with the city’s eroding piping system that carries drinking water to residents of the city
- residents distrust the water supply plant facility’s analysis of the drinking water in Flint
- children have been drinking the water supply, and parents fear that they’re kids will get extremely sick if they continue to rely on the drinking water in the city
- Gov. Rick Synder has “failed this city” (like the famous cliche line said by Green Arrow on the CW show “Arrow” would say)
Seriously, all jokes side.
This is a major problem for the youth in the town, and there are other problems that are noted as well.
People are steaming mad, one could only imagine the level of frustration they are feeling right now.
Another point to ponder on, are the water bills residents are receiving to pay for they’re monthly. (LOL really, you mean to tell me that the town’s water supply facility expects for them to pay to get poisoned every month??).
“Umm… Someone please tell me how that works?”
It’s not just the local water supply company to blame for this issue, after residents cried out for help from they’re trusty Governor to step in and lend a helping hand.
He in turn didn’t lift a dam finger to help, makes you wonder why that is?
It came down to Cher (who’s not even a Flint native born resident / there are other known actual former celeb residents who didn’t offer to help but she did), health-care providers, you can’t count the media because they are just pawns and conditioned to only give the public so many details, “The Sleep Doctor” (Sleep Mattresses) helped to organize a plan with the help of WZZM-13 located in Grand Rapids, Michigan to establish a collection fund to get fresh drinking water to the citizens of Flint.
Mayor Karen Weaver is seeking the resignations of those involved directly with the entire incident that has now blasted its way across the ether (social media platforms) I’m sure there’s much to be said on twitter about the epidemic entirely.
After Cher contacted the popular daytime talk show “The View“, to express her feelings about comments Gov. Rick Snyder made about the safety regulations surrounding Flint’s water supply.
When asked the question if Flint’s water supply was tainted, he replied that the water supply was safe, and would even let his grandchildren bathe in it.
Cher immediately called him out as a liar, this is basically what led to Mayor Weaver to step into the situation to find out how long the water was actually contaminated. And why steps were not taken to resolve the issues of Flint’s water contamination problems.
Weaver went on to talk about services that need to be put in play to help residents of the city, not to mention the diminished funds the city doesn’t have in which she said needs to be financed to help the city get back on its feet.
Cher and Weaver made valid points, heads should roll over this entire fiasco simply because all of it could have been avoided in the first place.
Nine times out of ten, I’m sure some type of back-door dirty deals have to be in works here. I just can’t see how nothing was not done to make sure the water supply was properly maintenance.
I’m willing to bet your bottom dollar, some people knew about it and probably had a grand scheme to make money off of this some way, somehow.
After all, who knows what type of money it would take to run these facilities, let alone how much it would cost a “broken city” to fund it…
Nicely said I’d say.
Fight residents of Flint! You deserve better then what you’re getting!
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