In JulyMusk stated that he wanted to help with the water contamination problem in Flint, Michigan. A tweet by Flint Community Schools indicates Musk is following through.
You’re most welcome. Hope to do more to help in the future.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2018
A day after this tweet the district announced that they received a $480,350 donation to pay for ultraviolet filtration systems in all 12 of Flint’s school buildings.
Musk has also asked Flint residents to email their lead test results so he can add some water filters to the homes that need them.
“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 from water fountains in their school.” – Derrick Lopez, Flint Community Schools Superintendent