If this chronology is correct, there is no one person to blame for the decision to cease having Detroit supply Flint's water. However, the follow-up to reports of problems with the new water supply -- the Flint River -- is another story entirely. Here, the responsibility lies with the governor's office which failed to take seriously allegations that the water was unsafe.
As the Post further reports this fiasco has created a deep distrust in government. It is not yet apparent that everyone in Michigan government is taking this aspect of the crisis seriously enough. I continue to call for the resignation of the Governor as a way to begin to restore badly shaken confidence.