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Ashara Manns says she has to plan her meals around how much bottled water she has.
Rebecca Kruth for NPR
A bright red tablecloth adds a pop of color to Ashara Manns’ kitchen at her home in Flint, Mich.
The substitute teacher is at the stove, where she pours two bottles of water into a stockpot before dumping in big bags of mixed greens.
“Normally, I would rinse these with the running water, so hopefully they’re still safe,” Manns says.
Flint residents have been told not to drink or cook with the city’s lead-tainted tap water, so Manns and her husband, Bennie, rely on bottled water to prepare their meals.
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