Remember how Flint residents had to sue the state of Michigan to get it to replace 18,000 lead-poisoned pipes?
They won a settlement in late March.
But now, as state water credits have expired, the city of Flint has sent letters to 8000 homeowners threatening foreclosure for not paying their water bills.
You know, the water you can't use to drink, brush your teeth, bathe (well you could, but don't let your child drink the bath water), or do dishes (well you can, but be sure to dry them thoroughly or you could be exposed to lead).
Queen Latifah, who is currently making a movie about the Flint water crisis, channeled our thoughts exactly when she said someone should be in jail for it.
How to help address the absurdity of the situation in Flint
Urge Flint Mayor Karen Weaver (810.766.7346) to stop the liens and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (517.373.3400) to restore the state water credits for Flint residents.
Sign a petition to stop water shutoffs for Flint residents who can't afford to pay.
Follow these Flint water warriors for updates: Melissa Mays, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Rhonda Kelso, Rev. Allen Overton, Marc Edwards, and LeeAnne Walters.
Donate to Flint organizations working to prevent lead poisoning of children, including Water You Fighting For, the United Way of Genesee County's Flint WaterFund, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint's Child Health & Development Fund, and Catholic Charities' Flint Water Recovery Effort.