Virginia Tech Sampling and EPA Open House

We begin the follow-up Virginia Tech sampling on Monday March 7, 2016! We are all very excited to be a part of this again. People can begin picking up their kits at these locations:

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy, Flint MI

Monday 3/7/16 Tuesday 3/8/16 Wednesday 3/9/16 Thursday 3/10/16 Friday 3/11/16
1pm-4pm 4:00pm-7pm 1pm-4pm 4:00pm-7:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm

Woodside Church, 1509 E. Court St, Flint MI

Monday 3/7/16 Tuesday 3/8/16 Wednesday 3/9/16 Thursday 3/10/16 Friday 3/11/16
5:00pm-8:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm

Our last day for drop off will be Saturday March 12, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at:
New Standard School, 2040 W. Carpenter Rd, Flint MI 


EPA Open House

Saturday March 12, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
New Standard School, 2040 W. Carpenter Rd, Flint MI

This will be a great chance for citizens to talk to scientists from the EPA and other experts, and find out about what is being done right now! There will be four specific areas that people can talk to experts about and ask questions on:

  • Water Sampling including chlorine issues
  • System Recovery
  • Water Filters
  • Health Issues

MDEQ will also be present to talk to citizens. Marc Edwards from Virginia Tech and Miguel Del Toral from EPA will be at this meeting, along with other experts.


EPA Setting Up Pipe Loop Testing

On Monday (March 7), EPA will also be extracting a lead service line for the pipe loop testing. The pipe will be extracted in a gentle manner so that the scale inside the pipes can be extracted and sent out to a laboratory in Oregon for testing of heavy metals. This will help us understand what is going on. The pipe will be installed immediately for the pipe loop testing so we can begin to study the water the right way in a controlled setting. I have been asked to be there for this extraction and will update next week with pictures.

Lots of stuff happening and all great things!

Update posted by Lee-Anne Walters to Flint Water Study Updates

Attribution: [Mar 04 2016] EPA Update on Flint Testing