Community in Crisis, Clean Water in Flint, MI

July 5, 2017

Posted by Chip, Managing Director

As a Michigan-based organization, the water crisis our neighbors in Flint continue to face is heartbreaking.

We occasionally get asked if our filters can help in Flint, where people are still struggling with access to clean water.

The short answer is no. Our technology was specifically designed to remove bacteriological contamination like cholera, amoebas, worm cysts, algae and many other kinds of bacteria. Removing heavy metals [lead] and chemicals requires different methods and materials.

In 2015, when the crisis was emerging, our leadership spent weeks exploring our ability to invent or implement a solution that would work for schools and households. After researching and talking with organizations, companies and officials, we realized that people and groups with more specific expertise were already leading the response efforts.

We are all global neighbors, and every person deserves access to clean, healthy water. We encourage you to help wherever you see the need.

Here are a couple of great resources for anyone who wants to give or get involved:

You can also learn more about what our technologies can do here.

We're making dirty water clean. But we can't do it alone.

Sign up for our email newsletter to learn more about how you can help.

Stay In Touch