In January, we launched a campaign to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan gain access to clean and safe water in their homes and community.
According to CCN, “Flint, Michigan, lies about 70 miles from the shores of the largest group of fresh water bodies in the world: the Great Lakes. Yet its residents can't get clean water from their taps. Nearly two years ago, the state decided to save money by switching Flint's water supply from Lake Huron (which they were paying the city of Detroit for), to the Flint River, a notorious tributary that runs through town known to locals for its filth.
"We thought it was a joke," said Rhonda Kelso, a long-time Flint resident. "People my age and older, thought 'They're not going to do that.' "
The switch was made during a financial state of emergency for the ever-struggling industrial town. It was supposed to be temporary while a new state-run supply line to Lake Huron was ready for connection. The project was estimated to take about two years.” http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/health/toxic-tap-water-flint-michigan/
Since Clearly Filtered’s pitcher and bottle filters remove 97.5% of lead, we knew our filters had to be placed in the hands of the Flint community. Our loyal customers wanted to join Clearly Filtered and together we were able to donate over $25,000 worth of Clearly Filtered product.
The products were sent to a local church. The donations were distributed to three senior living centers, along with distributing the pitchers and bottles during a monthly food give away to Flint residents. According to the local church, “the kids loved the bottles and everyone was so appreciative!”.
Thank you to our Clearly Filtered family for making a difference in others’ lives through clean and safe water!
“Nearly two years ago, the state decided to save money by switching Flint's water supply from Lake Huron (which they were paying the city of Detroit for), to the Flint River, a notorious tributary that runs through town known to locals for its filth.” Sara Ganim and Ling Tran, CNN With the temporary solution, a devastating State of Emergency has been called for Flint, Michigan. The water from Flint River is 19 times more corrosive than Lake Huron. Water from Flint River is flowing through the lead pipes and the water is stripping the lead and leaching into the water supply.
Clean and Safe is what Clearly Filtered stands behind. With Clearly Filtered premium filter technology, the filters can remove up to 97.5% of lead and myriad of other contaminates from municipal tap water. The life of the pitcher filter is rated to last up to 200 gallons or 6 months compared to other industry standards that is 3 times the amount of filter life. Along with the pitcher filter, Clearly Filtered water bottles allow for clean water on the go. The water bottle filters will remove 97.5% of lead along with other contaminates and will last 6 months or 100 gallons.
Clearly Filtered is working hard to make sure citizens of Flint will have access to clean and safe water. Anyone can help the city of Flint by donating a pitcher or water bottle. Clearly Filtered will ship all the products directly to Flint, Michigan. Click to here to donate a pitcher or bottle.