Life in Flint: Living With Deadly Water

FLINT, Mich. — Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith, her fiancé and their 2-year-old son, Amarus Jones. They live in fear of the water. Consequently, Smith no longer uses regular water for showers or to wash dishes or to drink or to wash her hands. “When I get up, I have to make dish water,” said Smith, 22, a home health worker. “I use bottled water for that.” Everything related to water, the world’s source of daily sustenance, is different. Instead of water from the faucet, she and her family have been drinking a dozen 16-ounce...

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