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Officials want increase in water testing distribution

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Nick Hicks is alarmed for the future of his 3- year old son, Joshua. 

"I want to know what’s in my water. It's ridiculous, I'm scared to use it," Hicks said.

On Monday, they visited Fire Station 8 to pick another case of bottled water and more.

Major General Gregory Vadnais was joined by MSP Lt. Dave Kaiser along with a variety of first responders on Monday morning assessing day 20 of the free water delivery mission in Flint.

To date:

  • Nearly 125,000 cases of water has been given out or delivered by door-to-door efforts
  • More than 91,000 water filters have been distributed

But currently, there is no timetable as to when officials will stop distributions for more than 40,000 households in the city.

Vadnais and his team said they are being greeted warmly and receptively at each and every stop.

By all accounts the distribution of water has been extremely successful, but officials want increase the number of people receiving water testing kits.

"We are encouraging people to bring those in and let's get that water tested," Kaiser said.

More than 28,000 test kits have been passed out. But Hicks said it’s still unclear if there are any improvements in the water on the horizon.

"Our community is very, very poor,” Hicks said. “We are a poor community and we really need some serious help."

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