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Elon Musk Donates Thousands To Flint School Water Filtration System

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Elon Musk Donates Thousands To Flint School Water Filtration System

Elon Musk will donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Flint schools repair their water filtration system.

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Reportedly, Elon Musk will donate $480,000 from the Musk Foundation to schools in Flint Michigan. The money will go towards installing ultraviolet water filtration systems to drinking fountains.

According to ABC News, students have been carrying water bottles and water jugs to school ever since the lead contamination.

The district says the systems will disinfect lead and bacteria coming from water pipes to the fountains. Derrick Lopez, Superintendent of Flint Community Schools, gave a statement,

“We are deeply grateful for the generosity and the budding partnership between Flint Community Schools, the Musk Foundation and Elon Musk. The new water filtration systems will be instrumental in helping our students return to the normalcy of what should be a fundamental right: having access to safe, clean water fountains in their school.”

According to reports, the new systems are expected to be installed in 12 schools and the district’s administration building by the end of January.

The president of the Flint Community School Board, Diana Wright also replied to the large donation.

“This incredible expression of support from the Musk Foundation, combined with the long-standing support of the Mott Foundation and other community partners, has been wonderful for our District.”

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