Connecticut helping residents of Flint, Michigan

(WTNH / Josh Scheinblum)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Bottled water is on it’s way from Connecticut to Flint, Michigan where residents have been impacted by contaminated water.   Three truck loads of bottled water left Hartford today thanks to the effort of a Metropolitan District employee.

Kenneth Hinson began collecting water and reached out to family, friends, businesses, churches, and other organizations and his effort ballooned resulting in more than 3,000 cases of bottle water being collected.  The MDC allowed Hinson to store the water at their facility as it was being collected and the last truck was loaded this morning before departing to Michigan.

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Hinson says “I work for a water company and I knew I had to do something to help” especially after hearing first hand from some Flint residents on how their health was being affected by tainted water.”

In addition to the three trucks filled with the bottled water, a bus filled with volunteers is also in route to help distribute the water door to door when they arrive in Flint.

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