Twelve schools in Flint, Michigan have a reason to celebrate this week as water filtration systems from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk should be ready for use in the next few weeks. The filtration systems were sent to Michigan in October 2018 to assist with the water crisis.
The Flint Community Schools district will meet on November 12 to review the new systems to make sure they are ready for use and to review the testing.
Musk donated water systems to both high school and elementary schools, for a donation totaling $480,000. The donation also paid for the testing to check for water quality done by an environmental company. He also promised Chromebooks for all seventh and eight-graders in the school system.
Superintendent of Flint Community Schools Derrick Lopez thanked Musk in a statement, “We are deeply grateful for the generosity and the budding partnership between Flint Community Schools, the Musk Foundation and Elon Musk. The new water filtration systems will be instrumental in helping our students return to the normalcy of what should be a fundamental right: having access to safe, clean water from water fountains in their school.”
Contaminated water in Flint was first found in 2014. The city switched supplies to save money and water began corroding its lead pipe system. 30,000 children will then have fresh water thanks to Musk’s donation. The billionaire promised over twitter that he would help the children in Flint’s schools.
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