FLINT (WWJ) – Questions arose about the need for identification to access bottled water and filters for residents struggling to maintain safe drinking water in their Flint homes.

A statement from the Joint Information Center:

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Flint residents are encouraged to visit five water resource sites across the city, where they can receive free bottled water, filters, water replacement cartridges and water testing kits.

Identification is not required to receive any of these resources.

The state’s goal is to get a water filter in every household, because filters are the best way to provide access to safe drinking water. As part of the distribution process, members of the National Guard at the water resource sites ask residents seeking filters and replacement cartridges to share their address in order to more accurately gather information for long-term recovery efforts.

No resident will be denied resources if an address is not provided.

Water resource sites are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are located at:

Fire Station #1
310 East 5th St.
Flint, MI 48502

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Fire Station #3
1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
Flint, MI 48503

Fire Station #5
3402 Western Road
Flint, MI 48506

Fire Station #6
716 West Pierson Road
Flint, MI 48505

Fire Station #8
202 East Atherton Road
Flint, MI 48507

Water samples can be dropped off at the five water resource sites. Samples will only be accepted by using the official water testing kits provided at the water resource sites and by the water response teams. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMaAZA1c3oA to watch a video on how to properly take a water sample.

Persons wishing to volunteer or provide material, in-kind or financial donations can visit http://www.helpforflint.com/> for more information. Note that guidelines have been developed for those wishing to organize water donation driveshttp://www.michigan.gov/documents/flintwater/Guidelines_for_Water_Donations_Drives_511685_7.pdf?20160121190033>.

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The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with the City of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations. Additional information is available at http://www.michigan.gov/flintwater>, by calling 211 or visiting www.helpforflint.comhttp://www.helpforflint.com/>.