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'Tanked' star hopes to help students in Michigan with his water filters

Wayde King meeting with Mayor of Flint on Thursday
Posted at 11:20 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 13:52:25-04

The Las Vegas star of "Tanked" is hoping to help students in Flint, Michigan with his water filters.

The water crisis in that city started in 2014. Officials say there was lead in the drinking water.

"Over the last 30 years, I experienced a lot with good water, bad water," said Wayde King. 

King is the star of Animal Planet's "Tanked." Many people know him for the custom tanks that his company has created in Las Vegas in recent years.

King says he is also a water filtration expert.

His new adventure has to do with helping students in 22 public schools in Michigan. Children at those schools are still unable to drink the water from the fountains, said King.

The businessman is hoping to change that. He is meeting with city leaders in Flint on Thursday.

King will be installing one of his filters at a local school, free of charge.

"You install it, it's done, it has an automatic backwash so all the bad water goes through it," said King.

King says the metal tube and its parts are capable of removing lead and other contaminants.  

He is asking others in the business community to assist with this cause by sponsoring a school in Flint.

If you are interested in sponsoring a school, you can visit this website to request more information.

The details of King's 'adopt-a-school' program are still being worked out.