LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the Flint water crisis:

“Today marks four years since emergency management chose to change Flint’s water from a trusted source to untreated water from the Flint River. There is still a long road ahead to recovery. That road is not made any easier by an administration that wants to declare Flint ‘fixed’ but has failed to lower the action level for lead and has walked away from its moral obligations to provide clean water until every corroded pipe is replaced.

“My work isn’t done until we can trust the water and the pipes that carry it, we can trust that our children will have all the health care and education services they need to mitigate the effects of lead exposure, and until we have restored trust that our government is watching out for us.”