LANSING, Mich., April 25, 2024 — A decade ago this very day, Flint switched the city’s water source away from Lake Huron to the Flint River. This had devastating effects on the community with the increased exposure of bacteria and lead in Flint water sources. In recognition of today’s significance, state Rep. Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint) issued the following statement:


“Flint is resilient and strong, and for the last 10 years, we’ve been fighting. The water crisis was an unbelievable burden on our people and community. We are still working to rebuild and address the unimaginable consequences of this nightmare. In my role as state representative, I will continue my work to improve Michigan drinking water. Just this winter, my bill, along with its companion ‘Filter First’ bill, became law, requiring water filtration systems to be installed in all schools and child care centers. It is important that we work on all levels to ensure Michiganders have safe and accessible water sources. My work continues for my community and our future generations.”