Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Timeline: How It All Started (Updated)

Residents of Flint, Mich. have struggled to obtain a water supply that isn’t contaminated with lead and other pollutants, dating back to the city’s decision to draw from the Flint River in  2014.

This decision stemmed from the city having an accumulated deficit of $25.7 million in 2011, as city officials believed that switching from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Karegnondi Water Authority as its water source would save them money in the long-term.

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