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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 04:59 PM

City worker says he showed boss pipes damaged by Flint water in 2014


FLINT, MI -- A veteran employee of the Flint Water Department says he hand-delivered evidence of serious water system problems to his boss just months after the city’s water source was switched to the Flint River in 2014.

Senior operator Mark Pavwoski told Genesee District Court Judge Jennifer Manley Monday, Feb. 4, that he brought pieces of water service lines, badly damaged by corrosion from short-term exposure to Flint’s new water source, to former Department of Public Works Director Howard Croft in fall 2014.

Pavwoski wasn’t allowed to answer what his department head did in response to his discovery, but the city continued to distribute improperly treated river water until October 2015, and Croft continued to defend the safety and quality of city water until that time.

“I handed him the pipe,” Pavwoski said of the service lines he said he brought to Croft. “(I) gave him the evidence that there was something going on in our system ... The lead (in the pipe) was completely exposed -- absolutely nothing inside.”

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DeeDeeNY Feb 2019 #1

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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 05:20 PM

1. I only recently saw Fahrenheit 11/9

The part of the movie that Michael Moore devoted to the Flint water crisis was chilling, and this story fits right in. Beyond scary.

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