Racine pitches in to help Flint, Michigan water crisis
Lead found in Michigan city's water supply
4:36 PM, Jan 10, 2016
4:45 PM, Jan 10, 2016
RACINE -- The chief of the Racine Police Department is helping spearhead an initiative to bring clean water to a Michigan city dealing with a water crisis.
The Flint water crisis began in April 2014 after the city switched sources for its water supply to save money. The new water was saltier and corroded old pipes, allowing lead to leach into the system and poison children. Flint has now switched back to its old water source, but the lead levels are still high, leaving anyone who drinks from a tap — especially youngsters — at risk.