Less Than Two Months of Funding for Flint Water Left [Video]
If nothing changes, funding for Flint residents to buy bottled water and filters will run out in less than two months.
The Federal State of Emergency for Flint expired Sunday, that means the money used to buy bottled water and filters for Flint residents will run out in 51 days if nothing is done. A spokesperson for the State Budget Offices says that the $6 million set aside to pay for bottled water and filters was intended to last another year. Currently, it is costing over $117,000 per day, and the money is running out faster than expected. A spokesperson for the governor says the filtered water in Flint is now safe to drink, and is encouraging residents to start drinking filtered from the tap to save on bottled water.
If the money does run out before the water is deemed completely safe, the governor will push for more funding to buy more bottled water and filters.