An example of the tragedy that high salinity and alkalinity could lead to was seen in 2014, in Flint, Michigan, where the high salt content and chemical treatment of water from the Flint River
caused lead in the water pipes to leach into the water.
Public awareness of the hazards of lead-contaminated water has increased since 2014, when concerns were raised after the drinking water source for Flint, Michigan was changed to the untreated Flint River
The problem arose when the city, seeking to cut costs, switched the source of Flint's drinking water to the local Flint River
The officials did this despite evidence that the Flint River
water was unsafe, (4) despite the availability of the safe Lake Huron water source, (5) and despite a City resolution to secure future safe water from a new, alternative source as early as 2016.
officials switched the city's water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River
in 2014, resulting in significantly higher lead levels found in drinking water.
Steve Sammons tagged 376 bass (12 to 22 inches long) in an undammed stretch of the Flint River
over a four-year period* Angler recaptures of tagged bass were used to determine movement and anglers received prizes for reporting tagged bass.
This crisis began about three years ago when the Flint River
became the main drinking water source for the city of Flint, Michigan.
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Armory's newest pistol carbine platform.
Flint's problems began when a state-appointed emergency manager switched the Flint water supply from Detroit water to the Flint River
in 2014 to save money.
1) "The Flint River
provided the natural resources to create successful commerce in the 1800's for fur trading, lumber, the manufacture of carriages, and eventually the production of horseless carriages that led to the birth of the automotive industry.
142) Flint's shift to the corrosive Flint River
was related, at least in part, to its inability to pay the increased cost of Detroit water.
In the case of Flint, the drinking water became tainted when the city switched from the Detroit water system and began drawing from the acidic Flint River
in April 2014 to save money.