Box #: 001
First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church
Flint, Michigan

Since 2014

First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church has been one of the reliable hubs in Flint for residents to get safe drinking water via single serve bottled water. On designated days, residents line up in their cars, sometime for hours, to receive the water.

The logistics and heavy lifting, conducted voluntarily by the church deacons, is taxing and finite. And, because Flint isn't in the news as it once was, the amount of water donated has plummeted. As an added challenge, the state of Michigan ended its free water program in Flint making the churches mission even harder for a community suffering through a prolonged water crisis.

Water quality & performance report:

Box #01: First Trinity Baptist Church

Water box # 01 Performance:

68,312

Single use 16 oz. plastic bottles replaced

8,539

Gallons Clean Water Distributed

74

Days of operation

Water Testing Log:

DATE
PH
TDS MG/L
LEAD mg/L
COLIFORM
PSI 1
PSI 2
PSI 3
GAL
NOTE
8/16/19
2.43
12
PASS
PASS
70
70
21
8321
Lab Report
8/15/19
6.91
112
PASS
76
76
46
8782
8/14/19
6.53
121
PASS
76
76
48
8541
8/12/19
PASS
Lab Report
8/10/19
HIGH
Lab Report
8/10/19
Following an out-of-range lab report, the system underwent regular maintenance, cleaning, and was re-tested
8/7/19
7.10
129
PASS
76
76
46
7908
8/6/19
PASS
Lab Report
8/1/19
7.30
115
PASS
76
76
46
7745
7/31/19
6.97
119
PASS
78
78
48
7601
7/25/19
7.12
113
PASS
78
78
48
7361
7/24/19
7.12
112
PASS
76
76
47
7131
7/18/19
6.83
121
PASS
76
76
48
6970
7/13/19
PASS
Lab Report
7/3/19
PASS
Lab Report
7/3/19
6.92
116
PASS
70
70
41
6470
6/28/19
HIGH
Lab Report
6/27/19
6.84
109
PASS
70
70
42
5915
6/26/19
6.82
112
PASS
77
77
48
5732
6/21/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/20/19
7.03
103
PASS
74
74
47
5690
6/19/19
7.08
103
PASS
72
72
46
5365
6/14/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/13/19
7.19
212
PASS
72
72
46
5204
6/7/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/6/19
6.75
100
PASS
70
70
44
5016
6/5/19
6.73
101
PASS
75
75
47
4887
6/1/19
7.07
95
PASS
77
77
49
4864
5/31/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/30/19
7.06
103
PASS
76
76
48
4677
5/29/19
7.13
92
PASS
76
76
53
4510
5/25/19
6.61
PASS
72
72
46
4446
TDS test N/A
5/24/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/23/19
7.05
PASS
76
76
49
4243
TDS test N/A
5/22/19
7.11
159
PASS
76
76
48
4073
5/17/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/16/19
6.19
156
PASS
76
76
47
3863
5/15/19
7.26
160
PASS
74
74
47
3697
5/9/19
6.97
186
PASS
74
74
47
3450
5/7/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/6/19
Following an out-of-range lab report, the system underwent regular maintenance, cleaning and was re-tested
5/5/19
HIGH
Lab Report
5/4/19
6.77
192
PASS
77
77
46
3365
5/2/19
6.77
155
PASS
73
73
46
3272
5/1/19
6.52
155
PASS
75
75
46
3141
4/25/19
7.14
140
PASS
76
76
50
2857
4/24/19
6.55
182
PASS
72
72
48
2578
4/19/19
PASS
Lab Report
4/17/19
6.94
167
PASS
73
73
48
2360
4/16/19
6.71
178
PASS
74
74
48
2111
4/12/19
PASS
Lab Report
4/11/19
6.85
160
PASS
78
78
49
1965
4/10/19
6.84
160
PASS
75
75
48
1928
4/9/19
6.80
173
PASS
68
68
42
1760
4/5/19
PASS
Lab Report
4/2/19
7.08
177
PASS
74
74
48
1478
3/28/19
PASS
Lab Report
3/28/19
6.76
165
PASS
71
71
46
1270
3/23/19
6.78
167
PASS
70
70
47
1057
3/22/19
PASS
Lab Report
3/21/19
6.72
165
PASS
72
72
46
894
3/14/19
6.90
167
PASS
74
74
50
637
3/7/19
PASS
Lab Report
3/7/19
6.89
181
PASS
73
73
49
340
2/28/19
7.13
160
PASS
70
70
45
2/27/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/26/19
7.14
164
PASS
76
76
50
243
Start of distribution
2/21/19
7.09
161
PASS
75
75
50
232
2/19/19
6.97
166
PASS
70
70
46
2/15/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/14/19
7.01
174
PASS
74
74
50
201
2/5/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/4/19
7.02
179
PASS
74
74
49
61
Testing Begins
2/4/19
7.02
179
PASS
74
74
49
61
Testing Begins
DATE
PH
TDS mg/L
LEAD mg/L
COLIFORM
PSI 1
PSI 2
PSI 3
GAL
NOTE
9/13/19
PASS
Lab Report
9/6/19
7.23
105
PASS
50
68
48
9999
9/5/19
7.08
110
PASS
50
68
46
9797
9/4/19
6.96
111
PASS
50
66
46
9485
8/29/19
7.50
111
PASS
45
66
46
9125
8/16/19
PASS
Lab Report
8/15/19
6.91
112
PASS
76
66
46
8782
8/14/19
6.53
121
PASS
76
68
48
8541
8/12/19
PASS
Lab Report
8/10/19
HIGH
Lab Report
8/10/19
Clean & Retest
8/8/19
7.01
116
PASS
72
64
44
8271
8/7/19
7.10
129
PASS
76
66
46
7908
8/6/19
PASS
Lab Report
8/1/19
7.30
115
PASS
76
66
46
7745
7/31/19
6.97
119
PASS
78
68
48
7601
7/26/19
PASS
Lab Report
7/25/19
7.12
113
PASS
78
68
48
7361
7/24/19
7.12
112
PASS
76
67
47
7131
7/18/19
6.83
121
PASS
76
66
48
6970
7/13/19
PASS
Lab Report
7/12/19
7.00
124
PASS
68
60
40
6884
Lab Report
7/11/19
6.88
126
PASS
70
60
41
6619
7/10/19
6.88
126
PASS
70
60
42
6619
7/3/19
Clean & Retest
7/3/19
6.92
116
PASS
70
61
41
6470
7/3/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/28/19
HIGH
Lab Report
6/27/19
6.84
109
PASS
70
61
42
5915
6/26/19
6.82
112
PASS
77
65
48
5732
6/21/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/19/19
7.08
103
PASS
72
66
46
5365
6/14/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/13/19
7.19
212
PASS
72
64
46
5204
6/7/19
PASS
Lab Report
6/6/19
6.75
100
PASS
70
63
44
5016
6/5/19
6.73
101
PASS
75
67
47
4887
6/1/19
7.07
95
PASS
77
69
49
4864
5/31/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/30/19
7.06
103
PASS
76
68
48
4677
5/29/19
7.13
92
PASS
76
72
53
4510
5/25/19
6.61
PASS
72
64
46
4446
TDS test N/A
5/24/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/23/19
7.05
PASS
76
70
49
4243
TDS test N/A
5/22/19
7.11
159
PASS
76
67
48
4073
5/17/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/16/19
6.19
156
PASS
76
68
47
3863
5/15/19
7.26
160
PASS
74
66
47
3697
5/9/19
6.97
186
PASS
74
66
47
3450
5/7/19
PASS
Lab Report
5/6/19
Clean & Retest
5/5/19
HIGH
Lab Report
5/4/19
6.77
192
PASS
77
70
46
3365
5/2/19
6.77
155
PASS
73
68
46
3272
5/1/19
6.52
155
PASS
75
66
46
3141
4/25/19
7.14
140
PASS
76
68
50
2857
4/24/19
6.55
182
PASS
72
66
48
2578
4/17/19
6.94
167
PASS
73
66
48
2360
4/16/19
6.71
178
PASS
74
68
48
2111
4/12/19
PASS
Lab Report
4/10/19
6.84
160
PASS
75
66
48
1928
4/9/19
6.80
173
PASS
68
61
42
1760
4/5/19
PASS
Lab Report
4/2/19
7.08
177
PASS
74
65
48
1478
3/28/19
6.76
165
PASS
71
66
46
1270
3/28/19
PASS
Lab Report
3/23/19
6.78
167
PASS
70
68
47
1057
3/22/19
PASS
Lab Report
3/21/19
6.72
165
PASS
72
66
46
894
3/14/19
6.90
167
PASS
74
69
50
637
3/7/19
6.89
181
PASS
73
68
49
340
2/28/19
7.13
160
PASS
70
64
45
2/27/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/26/19
7.14
164
PASS
76
69
50
243
Start of distribution
2/26/19
7.14
164
PASS
76
69
50
243
Start of distribution
2/21/19
7.09
161
PASS
75
70
50
232
2/21/19
7.09
161
PASS
75
70
50
232
2/19/19
6.97
166
PASS
70
62
46
2/19/19
6.97
166
PASS
70
62
46
2/15/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/15/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/14/19
7.01
174
PASS
74
68
50
201
2/14/19
7.01
174
PASS
74
68
50
201
2/5/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/5/19
PASS
Lab Report
2/4/19
7.02
179
PASS
74
69
49
61
Testing Begins

Explanation of test results:

PH: A measure of how acidic/basic water is. The range goes from 0 - 14, with 7 being neutral. Drinking water must have a pH value of6.5-8.5 to fall within EPA standards.

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): A measure of the combined total of organic and inorganic substances contained in the water. Thesesolids are primarily minerals, salts and organic matter that can be a general indicator of water quality. ‘Excellent’ drinking water shouldhave a TDS under 300mg/L. The EPA’s recommended maximum level of TDS in water is 500mg/L.

Lead: EPA has set the maximum contaminant level goal for lead in drinking water at zero because lead is a toxic metal that can beharmful to human health even at low exposure levels. The lowest threshold we can measure is 0.001mg/L, and we will report any valuesabout this. If levels above .0015mg/L are detected, service from The Water Box will be suspended.

Coliform: A group of 16 species of bacteria used to indicate water quality. The presence of Coliform indicates bacteria that may beharmful. We will report the presence of any coliform in the water, and conduct further test to determine if the species is a harmful one. Ifcoliform are detected, water service from The Water Box will be suspended.

PSI: A measurement of the pressure at each filter, which we track and use to determine if the filters requires maintenance.

GAL: Indicates the number of gallons of water that have been processed through the system.

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