New shower filters for Flint residents

Posted at 7:55 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 07:55:49-04

The people of Flint received new shower filters this weekend.

Members of a local plumbers union installed about a thousand filters for free.

They're designed to target metals and irritating chemicals.

Residents tell News Ten they're glad it's taken care of.

"It's a blessing. The water has been horrible on our skin, it makes us dry out. We have to use extra lotion, and it's a blessing," said Subreena Ross.

Plumbers and pipe fitters from all over came to help.

Residents also received low-flow shower heads and faucets.