STANWOOD \u2014 Ice Mountain bottling plant in Stanwood is providing bottled water to residents of Flint as they near completion of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar upgrade to the water infrastructure, according to a recent news release from the organization. Blue Triton Brands, Inc., through its Ice Mountain brand pledged to extend supplies of bottled water through the remainder of 2022 to Flint\u2019s nonprofit relief centers \u2014 Ashbury United Methodist Church, Bethel United Methodist Church and Greater Holy Temple \u2014 that continue to support residents impacted by the 2014 water crisis, the news release said. They will continue to maintain weekly donations of bottled water from the Stanwood bottling facility that began in 2018. The Ice Mountain brand has a long history of emergency and disaster relief support, providing millions with access to safe bottled drinking water during natural disasters, municipal water system disruptions, and public health crises, according to the news release. The team\u2019s work to assist the people of Flint during the Flint water crisis will span nearly seven years at the end of 2022. In 2015 the Ice Mountain brand team began its relief response to the Flint water crisis delivering truckloads of bottled water initially. Between 2015 and 2018, the company partnered with major retailers and other beverage producers to provide bottled water to Flint schools and students, city parks and summer events, and helped lead a recycling awareness campaign. In May 2018, the Ice Mountain team, in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan began donating 100,000 bottles of water per week to Flint\u2019s three help centers for distribution to residents.\u00a0 At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team increased its donations to further serve community residents.\u00a0 As of Monday, June 6, they have donated more than $5 million in bottled water to support the Flint community and delivered about 20 million bottles of water since 2018.\u00a0 \u201cI would like to thank Ice Mountain for their long-standing partnership and unwavering support for the residents of Flint during these past years,\u201d Flint mayor Sheldon Neeley said. \u201cWhen the citizens of Flint needed access to safe and potable drinking water, the people of Ice Mountain responded immediately, stepped forward, and stuck with us.\u201d\u00a0\u201cThe city has worked diligently to rebuild our local water infrastructure and gain the public\u2019s confidence in the safety of our local water supply,\u201d Neeley continued. \u201cIce Mountain has been our bridge to safe drinking water for nearly seven years.\u201d In addition to the bottled water donations, Blue Triton will contribute $60,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to support continued operations of the three nonprofit help centers, which are also receiving supplies of coupons for free multi-packs of water to be used by families at local retailers, according to the news release.