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Car wash owner to donate drinking water to Flint, Michigan residents

Rene Alaniz, owner of Indiana-based Valpo Car Wash is teaming up with Walter Alvarez of Alvarez Law firm to collect bottled water or money to purchase potable water for Flint, Michigan residents.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

The poor quality of drinking water in Flint has hogged the news lately. “Flint's drinking water became contaminated after its source was switched from the nearby Detroit water system to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure in 2014. The untreated river water caused lead to leach from old pipes,” according to an article published on

Alaniz and Alvarez are also seeking support from the public in order to raise a million bottled water containers. The businessmen will shoulder the cost of delivering them to Flint.

The public may bring their donations to Indiana at Valpo Car Wash on Morthland Drive in Valparaiso and Alvarez Law on West 96th Avenue in Crown Point.

They can also be dropped off at Midwest Tire & Auto Repair on Sheffield Avenue in Dyer; Munster Marathon Auto Repair on Calumet Avenue in Munster; Tire Experts Complete Auto Care on Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton; and Tri-Town Safety Village on Eagle Ridge Drive in Schererville.

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