Flint City should temporarily lower water bills for its residents. The municipality is switching to a new, purified water system, which should help prevent the current contaminated water problem for recurring in the future. However, in the meantime, residents have had to endure unsafe drinking water. A lower bill would not only be the right thing to do, it may also build goodwill with its residents.
It is shocking that Flint has the Gaul to charge for the dirty, contaminated water that they are illegally sending into people's homes and corroding their pipes. They should be paying residents to not sue them. This is so incredibly criminal it is shocking people are not being led out in handcuffs.
Flint City should temporarily lower water bill prices because they have to combat the problems that Detroit created for them. If Detroit weren't so inept and corrupt, this wouldn't have happened to begin with. In times of emergency, they need to stop worrying about costs and think about how to meet the basic needs of their people. They can apply for help from the federal or state government in order to make up the cost difference.
With the continued struggles for the hard hit Flint, Michigan, a city that continues to climb out of a hole, they need to definitely lower water bills. A recent impact of the information released from their water sources, not only could have an impact on the health and well being of residents, but a reflection on the cities way of handling this sad state of affairs. Take the time to give to your citizens before the upheaval of moving and lawsuits begin to take place in your city.