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Flint Water Crisis 7 year mark


This weekend marks the seventh anniversary of the start of the Flint water crisis.

April 25th , 2014 officials pushed the button, switching Flint’s drinking water source from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River. 

Improperly treated river water damaged pipes releasing lead and other contaminants into the city’s drinking water.

Seven years later, the city is still recovering from its water crisis. Mayor Sheldon Neeley says the city will replace the last lead and galvanized service lines this summer.

“It’s a journey," said Neeley. "And we’re completing that journey now.”

The legal journey continues. Nine people, including former Governor Rick Snyder now face criminal charges and civil lawsuits, including a settlement of many of those claims are making their way through the courts.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting. During his two and a half decades in broadcasting, Steve has won numerous awards, including accolades from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association. Away from the broadcast booth, Steve is an avid reader and movie fanatic. Q&A