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Flint water distribution centers to be closed on Labor Day

steve carmody
Michigan Radio

This may be a dry Labor Day for some Flint residents.

The city’s nine water distribution centers will be closed on Monday. They’ll also be closed on Sunday as usual.

Mission Flint spokeswoman Tiffany Brown says the decision to close on Labor Day was based on low demand on the last two holidays.  She says demand was a third of normal on Memorial day and the Fourth of July.

“With that low amount of water being supplied on the holiday, the city, the county and the state determined that would be appropriate to give Flint residents working at the site a break for the day,” says Brown. 

Brown says there are about 30 churches and community groups distributing bottled water.

“So while the pods may be closed, some of these other locations may still be distributing the bottled water and things of that nature,” says Brown.

The distribution centers will be open until 6pm Saturday and reopen at noon on Tuesday.  

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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