Dow Chemical helps in US Flint water crisis

Author: Stefan Baumgarten


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical is helping address the ongoing water supply crisis in Flint, Michigan, about 70 miles (113 km) south of Dow’s headquarters in Midland, Michigan, it said on Thursday.

Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead last year after the town started sourcing water from the Flint river. Corrosive water from the river caused lead from aging pipes to leach into drinking water.

Dow said that in partnership with local groups it would offer and install free water filtration systems to all Habitat for Humanity homes in Flint.

The company’s water and process solutions business would provide reverse osmosis (RO) technology for 150 filtration systems, and Michigan-based Dow employees and contractors would volunteer to install the systems, it added.

Furthermore, Dow will donate up to $100,000 for immediate relief efforts, it said.