By Purple Walrus Press contributor Melissa Mays of Flint.
Day #1405 in the #FlintWaterCrisis: No dignity for the victims.
Ok so rumor has it that 90 people per day are getting their water turned off in Flint. THIS IS INSANE. We pay the highest rates in the US for water that STILL causes rashes, bacterial infections and more. NOW you're going to try to take away what's LEFT of our dignity by forcing residents to use rainwater or melt snow to flush their toilets, or scrounge for bottled water to try to bathe. You say you want us off of bottled water yet you're forcing us to use it or go without?!?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?! 50 people were shut off by 10 am this morning. Based off of WHAT? I was also told by a friend that she was laid off working for the Water Crisis because the State said the Crisis is over. REALLY?!?! Because we in Flint weren't aware of that!!! And based off of WHAT?! Your weak testing where you are NOT looking at the highest risk homes or properly identifying plumbing?!?! Seriously? The same people who LIED and said our water was safe while people died and inadvertently poisoned their families are telling us it's all good now? RIGHT.