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Old 10-11-2018, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Elon Musk is donating the money for Flint schools to have clean drinking water.

CNN: Flint schools are getting safe water fountains thanks to Elon Musk

In case you\don't believe everything you read: Fox Business: Elon Musk donates $480K to help solve Flint water crisis
I did not want to create a new thread, but when I searched for Flint, I did not see any references to its water. This does not seem like a permanent solution. Is anyone working on that?

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Old 10-11-2018, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Put in a rain water cistern is the only semi permanent solution I can think of that could be done quickly.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is a very good solution, at least until the lead pipes and other problems are fixed. Has anyone tried to do this?

Could Rainwater Harvesting Solve Flint’s Water Crisis?
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm buying a 1,000 gallon water tank any day now.
If it will work in NM it will work there.
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I am sure that it would work most places, but I do not know how many people in Flint could afford $500 for the tank alone, but if they have gutters a 55-gallon barrel would be a start.

Unfortunately, that would not help people who live in apartments, but I am sure that it would not take long to pay off a $50 drum if you are going through ten gallons of bottled water a day.
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Yeah it will require someone else's money.

When this started there were people around there who said they didn't even have anything to put water in.
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275 gallons/1000 liters. I think I paid ~$120.
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Yeah the "food grade" IBC totes go for around $100 used.

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