WHAT? REALLY? That was all I could say as I drove past the above sign, located at an apartment complex in Flint Township, Michigan, a suburban area located just outside the city of Flint. I am a resident of Flint Township and I found the sign to be of poor taste, as if the city is under quarantine.
The apartment complex is located near the high school and across the street from a prominent subdivision. The sign is huge, an eyesore. Flint Township is an area of demand, so there is no need for this type of gimmick.
But I blame the media for the Flint water crisis hype. People are not understanding what is really going on. Yes the city of Flint, Michigan stopped using Detroit’s water and switched to the Flint River. But lead is not in the water. It is in the infrastructure, and the city failed to properly filter the water from the river.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, every residence in the city does not have brown and foul-smelling water. It depends on the age of the pipes. I know of a home in the city whose water was tested for lead. The levels fell within the normal threshold, 0.01 and 0.03. The couple lives in a section of the city that has newer buildings.
Please stop giving into all the gimmicks and misrepresentation.