Water Filters Distributed to Flint Classrooms


FLINT (WJRT) – (10/13/15) – The goal is to have a lead-removing water filter inside every classroom in Flint – and it’s becoming a reality thanks to a collaboration between filter company ZeroWater, local non-profits and Flint Community Schools.

More than 4,000 water filters were delivered to Flint Community Schools on Monday.

They’re being given out to schools across the city. That includes all schools in the Flint district and other charter schools, too.

“We got a call this morning from Tony Sitko at the Flint Schools that indicated they have some water filters for us and other charters,” said Art Wenzlaff, with the International Academy of Flint. “We were very pleased to hear that. It’s a nice way to cooperate here with the traditional district and ours. We appreciate that very much.”

The filters are made by a company called ZeroWater. They were donated in partnership with the United Way of Flint and the General Motors Foundation.

They don’t hook up to any faucet, but still remove lead and other dangerous substances. Most being distributed hold 23 cups of water. The rest hold eight.

Any schools in Flint looking for a filter are encouraged to call Tony Sitko with Flint Community Schools and request whatever amount they need. That number is 810-767-6030.