Elon Musk Donates $480K to Flint Schools for UV Water Filtration Systems

Elon Musk Speaks outside SpaceX in casual jeans and tee shirt.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk congratulates teams competing on the Hyperloop Pod Competition II at SpaceX’s Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, Calif., Sunday, Aug 27, 2017. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX is approximately one mile in length with a six-foot outer diameter. The WARR team from Tech University Munich won the Hyperloop Pod Competition II with a peak speed of 324 kilometers per hour (201 mph). (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A large donation by tech billionaire Elon Musk and his Foundation will pay for new filtration systems at Flint Community Schools buildings.
The district announced Friday, Oct. 5 that a $480,350 donation will pay for the purchase and installation of ultraviolet filtration systems in all 12 Flint school buildings and the district’s administration building by January 2019.
“We are deeply grateful for the generosity and the budding partnership between Flint Community Schools, the Musk Foundation and Elon Musk,” said Derrick Lopez, Flint Community Schools Superintendent.
“The new water filtration systems will be instrumental in helping our students return to the normalcy of what should be a fundamental right: having access to safe, clean water from water fountains in their school,” he added.
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Elon Musk donates $480K to Flint schools for UV water filtration systems

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