Well, I certainly could rebut your "NO" regarding the state of DPS and Snyders culpability, but, since this thread was started laying the blame for the Flint water woes at Snyder's feet, I shall list a few bullet points regarding that.
It was Detroit that cancelled Flint’s water contract in 2013 after the city council decided to try to get out from under Detroit’s hefty water fees, forcing Flint to scramble for water since its new plan wouldn’t go into effect until 2016.
After Flint City council came up with a plan to treat water from the Flint River, Mayor Dayne Walling, a former field director for Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI), shut off the Detroit water supply in April of 2014, stating that it is “historic” to be able to take drinking water from the city’s own “roots.” Complaints poured in from residents that the water tasted and smelled bad, but the mayor insisted, along with the city’s Emergency Manager and the MDEQ, that the water was safe.
Flint has been through four Emergency Managers in four years, as it was wildly bankrupt. But even after the problems caused by years of economic irresponsibility, the voters of Flint installed two felons, one a murderer, and two individuals who have declared personal bankruptcy in the past.
On October 1, the County of Genesee declared a public health emergency, and the next day Michigan Governor Rick Snyder offered $1 million in water filters for the city’s 99,000 residents. Five days later, city officials recommended reconnecting to the Detroit water supply, which they cannot afford, and within 15 days, Detroit water once again flowed to Flint’s water taps.
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Cain killed Abel with a rock. God blamed Cain, NOT the rock.