A Flint native, I can’t quite stop thinking about the water crisis though I no longer live there. I wondered what my peers were thinking, so I asked them, via a form. They answered.
What is your relationship to Flint, Michigan?
What are you doing about water?
Bottles, lots of bottles.
If you’re buying bottled water, how much does it cost you per week?
What, if anything, are you sacrificing in order to buy water?
Time and money, peace of mind.
When did you first become aware of a problem with the water in Flint?
When the switch to the river made it brown.
How did you become aware of a problem with the water in Flint?
How confident are you that this issue will be solved satisfactorily?
What does a satisfactory solution look like to you?
Do you have family directly impacted by the water crisis?
If yes, then how many?
What do you want people to know about Flint?
This was preventable.
Are you eligible to vote?
Have you voted in the past?
Will you vote in the future?
What are your hopes for the city of Flint?