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Students collect water for Flint, Michigan

Students collecting water for Flint, MI. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Students collecting water for Flint, MI. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Several high school students got together to collect water for Flint, Michigan.

Flint has been in the news because the city's water is unsafe to drink.

Flint's water woes began in April 2014 when the city switched its water source from Detroit to the Flint River to save money. However, water in the Flint River contained a lot of corrosive chlorine, which ate away at the lead pipes it flowed through.

Now groups around the country (including Memphis) are collecting water to help the people living in Flint.

Tuesday, a group of approximately 20 students who go to Craigmont and Wooddale high schools gathered at the corner of Union Avenue and Hollywood Street.

The students said they plan to send the water off later this week.

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