Officials are now going door to door in Flint handing out water filters.
Genesee County reserve sheriff’s deputies started knocking on doors just after 10 am in a neighborhood on the city’s north side. If someone answers, deputies hand out bottled water and filters to homeowners who need them.
While thousands of water filters have been handed out, many people in Flint are still not using them to filter lead from their drinking water.
Sheriff Robert Pickell says the homes in this neighborhood are some of the oldest in town, with some dating back to 1900.