(NEWSER) – In an effort to save money, a state-named emergency manager switched the water supply for Flint, Mich., from Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River, creating a crisis that's left the city's water supply looking "like urine"and caused the lead levels in area kids to spike, ultimately leading the mayor and governor to declare a state of emergency.
Now state police are set to conduct what the Detroit Free Press calls a "door-to-door sweep" of the city's residents, giving out bottled water and water filters as a temporary fix while further measures are taken. Water had previously been available for free at local fire stations, theFree Press notes. If residents aren't around for the drop-offs, scheduled to start Tuesday, they'll be left with a notice explaining where they can obtain free water.
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