Flint Restaurants Struggle in Wake of the City’s Water Crisis

March 9, 2016

The water is testing safe, but getting customers to drink it is another story

Besides being a basic human right, access to clean drinking water is also a necessity for any restaurant to operate. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has put a major squeeze on local restaurateurs, many of whom are having a tough time convincing customers their water — and by extension, their food — is safe to consume.

The trouble began when the city stopped buying water from Detroit as a cost-cutting measure, sourcing it from the Flint River instead. Despite the city’s — and the EPA’s — insistence…