Consultants to evaluate Flint’s water treatment efforts

Associated Press

Flint — Flint officials say consultants are set to start evaluating the city’s troubled municipal water system.

The Flint Journal reports that experts from Veolia North America plan to meet Tuesday with officials and brief reporters. The consultants also are expected to give an initial report later this month.

Flint gets water from the Flint River, but residents complain about the smell, taste and appearance. Flint cut ties last year with Detroit’s system to build a line to Lake Huron.

Flint’s system last month was in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act because of high levels of a disinfectant byproduct. Officials say the water meets all acceptable guidelines.

The newspaper also reports independent tests performed on University of Michigan-Flint’s campus found low levels of the byproduct and safe water overall.