FLINT, Mich. (WLNS) – Our media partner Mlive reports that the city of Flint is set to put a plan in place to reduce the lead levels in its water.
The announcement came Thursday after a researcher from Virginia Tech released information saying the water was a creating a public health threat.
Mayor Dayne Walling says Flint, “will work with the (Michigan Department of Environmental Equality) on implementing water optimization measures to the corrosive effects of water on older pipes and home service lines.”
According to the statement the city says it wants to speed up the process to reduce lead levels.
The city is yet to release information on how that process will be executed.
According to EPA, lead is a toxic metal that was used in and around several homes for a number of years.
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