Tracking the Flint drinking water crisis

The city of Flint, Michigan, population 100,000, has been dealing with water problems since April 2014, when the state decided to switch its water source to the Flint River to save money.

Within months of the switch, pediatricians reported elevated levels of lead in their young patients. The city has since switched back to its former water source, but the damage was done — and lead is still leaching from its aging pipes.

TriplePundit is tracking this story as it develops. Read our coverage here.

Michigan Accuses Flint of ‘Endangering the Public’ Over Lack of Water System

Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality has slapped the city of Flint with a notice of violations, claiming there are "significant deficiencies" that the…

Confirmation: Flint’s Lead Poisoning Was Human Caused

There have been plenty of theories about the Flint, Michigan water poisoning. One even pinned the blame on the Vortex Winter of 2014-2015.…

Local Black- and Woman-Owned Firm Will Help Replace Flint’s Water Pipes

As Flint slowly recovers from its three-year water crisis, reconstruction will partly will be led locally. A contracting firm that is both black-…

Lessons From Flint: Why We Miscalculate Investments

Social return on investment (SROI) analysis provides a holistic approach that could help cities avoid devastating situations like the water crisis in Flint,…

Finally: Flint’s Lead-Tainted Water Pipes Will Be Replaced by 2020

After nearly three years, Flint and Michigan lawmakers inked a deal to address the city's water crisis. But they didn't explain why it…

Year Four of the Flint Water Crisis: 600 Pipes Replaced, 29,400 To Go

At this rate, Flint's pipes -- and access to safe, potable water -- will not be restored until 2067.

More Charges for Officials Linked to Flint Water Crisis

The tragic Flint water crisis saga continued last week with more criminal charges for current and former state officials.

No Criminal Charges for Gov. Snyder in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed criminal charges against three state and city workers yesterday for their role in the Flint water crisis.…

Hillary Clinton Gets Real About Lead Poisoning

On the heels of the Flint water crisis, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined a realistic plan for reducing…

What Happened to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality?

Many have wondered how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality could fail Flint citizens so utterly and completely, and not only that, act…

Did Cronyism in Michigan Make the Flint Water Crisis Worse?

Cronyism isn't new in politics, and given that there are no rules against it in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is crisscrossed with…

The Flint Water Crisis And a Culture of Zero Accountability

Along with the emergency manager law, Michigan government's lack of accountability and transparency contributed to the conditions that facilitated the Flint water crisis.

Mark Ruffalo, Van Jones Join Bus Tour to Highlight the Flint Water Crisis

A group of activists and artists will travel across Flint this morning to call attention to the ongoing water crisis. Participants include billionaire…

How Michigan’s Elimination of Democracy Poisoned a City

How could something like the Flint water crisis happen? Just take a look at Michigan's rotten political culture.

The Flint Water Crisis: A Timeline

After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste…