Plantsville water drive truck nearly filled to the brim - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Plantsville water drive truck nearly filled to the brim

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Sydnie Adams was the brains behind the water drive. (WFSB photo) Sydnie Adams was the brains behind the water drive. (WFSB photo)
A water drive was held at the South End Elementary School in Plantsville over the weekend. (WFSB photo) A water drive was held at the South End Elementary School in Plantsville over the weekend. (WFSB photo)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Flint, MI water drive thought up by a 5th grader from Southington was a success.

Staff at the South End Elementary School in Plantsville said their truck was nearly filled over the weekend.

There were 19 pallets filled, which they estimated to be close to 35,000 bottles of water if not more.

They said three fire trucks arrived with more than 100 cases. A number of companies donated as well.

A church group from Wallingford also made donations.

The whole fundraiser was the brain child of Sydnie Adams. She said she was concerned for the people of Flint because she has family there.

She organized a drop off for help the families.

The city is in the midst of a water crisis due to lead in its water pipes.

Principal Erin Nattrass asked Southington and Plantsville residents to drop off any amount of bottled water. The drive ran on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the elementary school.

Nattrass wished to thank the community for its support.

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