Protests, fixes continue 1 year after Flint switches water
Flint — Some Flint residents remain concerned about their municipal water supply a year after the city cut ties with Detroit’s system and started getting water from the Flint River.
This weekend marks one year since the city ended its longtime relationship with Detroit and switched to a local water authority. About 70 people protested Saturday outside Flint City Hall.
Cindy Marshall says she doesn’t think the city could make the water “clean enough for us to drink.” The change has spurred complaints about the water’s taste, smell and appearance as well as health issues.
Officials say there are individual cases of problems but water quality has improved with additional testing, better treatment, repairs and other fixes. Recent tests have shown the water meets all safety standards.