Mother concerned, angry over continuing water crisis - WNEM TV 5

Mother concerned, angry over continuing water crisis

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Keri Webber, summed up her feelings in as it relates to the city of Flint and its lead contaminated water: "We're terrified."

The mother of two daughters is fearful of what the future might bring.

"My girls are 15 and 20 and very close to their next birthday. We have no idea what this means long term for the reproduction," Webber said.

The emotions this family feels on a daily basis is over flowing

It started when experts discovered high levels of lead in the drinking water flowing from the tap at houses throughout this city.  Webber said the added insult is paying for that water.

"Not even offended, I am angry. Our water bill last month was $240 for what?" Webber said.

Webber’s youngest daughter is 15. Victoria has had extreme complications due to lead poisoning, while her oldest Stephanie, 20, appears lead free. At least for now.

As a mother she wonders what will happen to them in a few years after having consumed lead-laced water?

“I know. There aren't words. We have fought for these kids,” Webber said. “We didn't have these kids easy, it took us five years, protected them at every turn and handed them poison in a glass."

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