Former mayor: Financial need isn't being addressed in water cris - WNEM TV 5

Former mayor: Financial need isn't being addressed in water crisis

Posted: Updated:

Josh Hough is with the National Guard.

"It's awesome. We're doing a lot of great things here. The civilians are very happy with us here," Hough said.

His unit, the 125 Bravo Company has been in Flint for days helping with the water crisis.

"It's horrible what's going on here," Hough said.

The Guard is handing out bottled water to residents who need it, which is coming in by the truck load.

Sam Putmon dropped off a delivery at fire station six.

"People need water definitely so I’m here helping out the best I can do," Putmon said.

Of course there's a financial need too.

"We know now that it should've never happened," said former Mayor Dayne Walling.

Walling said the switch to Flint River water in 2014 led to all the problems the vehicle city is dealing with now.

The former Flint mayor believes the cost to fix the mess is high.

"We can't continue to see $20 million. We need to that $200 million coming into this community," Walling said.

Gov. Rick Snyder has pledge $28 million to help. And so far, President Barack Obama has cleared the way for $5 million in federal funding.

Hough said he's not thinking about dollars and cents. He said he'll stay on the ground to do everything he can until his mission is complete.

"I hope this gets fixed fast. I know it's not going to be fast but as soon as possible. I mean I want to see these people not have to deal with this anymore," Hough said.

Copyright 2016 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.