Flint Jail Switches to Bottled Water for Inmates

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The bill from the Flint water crisis is raising for taxpayers.

It's now costing thousands of dollars a day to make sure inmates in the Genesee County jail have access to safe water.

The Genesee County Sheriff made the call to switch to only bottled water for the inmates after the county issued a health emergency due to high levels of lead in Flint's water.

Since Friday, the county has spent over $4,800 on bottled water for the inmates.

The sheriff is waiting on tests results to see if the water coming out of the taps in the jail has high levels of lead.

If it doesn't, the sheriff says he will resume normal practices.



 
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