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Flint — The city of Flint has requested an evaluation of its efforts to improve water quality amid concerns that it contains potentially harmful levels of a disinfection byproduct.

Flint officials say they are seeking a consultant with experience in treatment systems that use river water. The city wants the selected firm to review the water treatment process and distribution system, as well as make and help implement recommendations in compliance with state and federal regulations.

The bid will remain open until Jan. 26.

The city notified water customers two weeks ago that Flint is in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act because of 2014 trihalomethane levels. Some residents have since complained that the city’s water has caused their children to suffer from skin problems.

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