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1,350 Homes Visited Today by Water Response Teams

Flint, Mich. – Water response teams comprised of 98 city, county and state personnel, American Red Cross and volunteers continued their door-to-door efforts today visiting 1,350 homes to provide free bottled water, filters, water replacement cartridges and water testing kits to Flint residents.

“We are committed to ensuring every household has access to safe and clean drinking water,” said Capt. Chris. A. Kelenske, deputy state director of emergency management and homeland security and commander of the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. “Water response teams continue working to find residents who may not have a filter or replacement cartridges. We encourage neighbors to check on neighbors, and anyone who needs help should call 2-1-1.”

Since Jan. 9, 2016, the following resources have been distributed to residents, both at the water resource sites and by water response teams:

* 186,309 cases of water
* 94,301 water filters
* 29,841 water testing kits

A coalition of community partners is organizing a recycling program for the thousands of bottles of water being distributed to Flint residents. While additional locations and options are still being finalized, most immediately residents are encouraged to bring their empty water bottles to the following locations.

Young’s Environmental Cleanup:

* Bill Carr Signs, 719 W. 12th St., Flint (8 a.m. – 4 p.m., M – F)
* Young’s Environmental Offices, 5305 N. Dort Hwy., Flint (8 a.m. – 6 p.m., M – F)
* Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 2300 Lapeer Rd., Flint (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M – F)

Schupan Recycling – available daily 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.:

Fire Station #1
310 East 5th St.

Fire Station #5
3402 Western Rd.

Fire Station #8
202 East Atherton Rd.

Bottles are only accepted in clear plastic bags; solid color bags and grocery bags will not be accepted. Residents can use their own clear plastic bags or they can pick up free bags at Fire Station #1, Fire Station #5 or Fire Station #8.

Republic Services offers bi-weekly curbside recycling at no cost to residents with weekly curbside trash pickup. Residents can have a curbside bin delivered to their door by calling Republic Services at 1-800-438-0966.

Additional information about recycling options will be released when available.

Water resource sites remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are located at:

Fire Station #1 (also a recycling site)
310 East 5th St.

Fire Station #3
1525 Martin Luther King Ave.

Fire Station #5 (also a recycling site)
3402 Western Rd.

Fire Station #6
716 West Pierson Rd.

Fire Station #8 (also a recycling site)
202 East Atherton Rd.

The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.

Additional information is available at www.michigan.gov/flintwater<http://www.michigan.gov/flintwater>, by calling 211 or visiting www.helpforflint.com<http://www.helpforflint.com/>.

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