Bottled water donated by Nestle arrives in Flint


FLINT, Mich. – Bottled water is coming back to Flint, for now.

Mayor Karen Weaver announced the donation from Nestle late last week and more arrived Monday.

According to the mayor’s office, the water will come in three semi-truck loads per week.

That equals 4,200cases of water, or 100,000 bottles.

Monday afternoon at Bethel United Methodist Church, there were long lines, and smiling faces, waiting for water.

"I think it's fantastic. It's a major corporation and it's good for donations from people like them. You know, they can give and we need it. Alot of times we can't give out more than four or three. Now it's up to eight and that's because of Nestle,” said water distribution volunteer John McKenzie.

The next distribution is at Asbury United Methodist Church on Davison road Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A complete list of distribution times can be found here.