FLINT (CBS Detroit/AP) — The mayor of Flint, Karen Weaver says a bottled water company has agreed to send truckloads of free water to the city.

The move by Nestle Waters North America comes a month after Gov. Rick Snyder cut off supplies to Flint, saying the city’s water quality had greatly improved since a lead crisis.

Related: Flint Water Flagged As Poor Weeks Before Free Bottles Ended

Mayor Weaver said Thursday that Nestle will send 100,000 bottles to Flint each week for free distribution at three sites. Nestle operates 130 miles away in western Michigan, pumping and bottling water under the Ice Mountain brand.

Under a lawsuit settlement, the governor could have stopped water shipments months ago. But Weaver says water from the state should have remained available until lead and steel water lines are replaced at thousands of homes.

© 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.           

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE