The latest debacle? To save money, the bankrupt city government switched its water supply from Detroit's system to one sourced by the Flint River.
The Flint River water was found to contain lead that had leached from ancient plumbing systems.
The result? There have been 87 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Flint, including 10 deaths, from June 2014 to November 2015, compared to only 10 cases a year as recently as 2013.
The stomach-churning pictures of discolored drinking water that has come out of the taps of the residents of Flint, Michigan has been flooding social media.But, hey, folks: keep voting Democrat. I'm sure things will get better!
Sickeningly, state officials insisted for months that the water was safe, despite growing evidence that they had reliable information showing how toxic the water truly was.
Everyone from homeowners to hospitals was affected by the contamination which saw water turn a dirty shade of brown...
...The financially strapped city was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source of tap water from Detroit's system to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 to save money.
Flint, which is about 60 miles northwest of Detroit, returned to using that city's water in October after tests found elevated levels of lead in the water and in the blood of some children.
The more corrosive water from the Flint River leached lead from the city pipes more than Detroit water did, leading to the problems.
Longtime Flint advocate Michael Moore could not be reached for comment; a spokesman implied that he was sleeping off his afternoon snack of a large Domino's double-cheese pizza and a sextet of brownie bites.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.