Joe and Shirley Love, both 60, have lived in Flint for years and felt the effects of the water crisis firsthand. “I started having trouble with this right eye,” Shirley Love told Mic. “When I get something in my
eye, I splash it with a face bowl of water. I do that all the time. But
now my eye itches, it hurts, it’s blurry.”
So Joe Love took matters into his own
hands and built a DIY filtering system, using reverse osmosis to remove
waste from the city’s water.