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3 Years After Ill-Fated Switch, Flint Mayor Recommends Using Detroit Water

The Michigan city tried to save money by drawing its supply from the Flint River, beginning in April 2014. That decision resulted in a crisis when lead contaminated the drinking water.
Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver recommended on Tuesday that the city use Detroit's water supply long-term. Flint was using Detroit water before switching to its own system in 2014 to save money. Source: Ariel Zambelich

After three years of confusion and chaos, Flint, Mich., residents may go back to the water source they used before lead contamination showed up in their drinking water.

In a press conference today, Mayor Karen Weaver recommended the city get its water from Detroit's system long-term. Flint was using Detroit water

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