Flint officials seeking to reconnect to Detroit water
Flint — The Flint City Council has voted to stop using the Flint River as the city’s primary source of water amid concerns surrounding the troubled municipal water system.
The Flint Journal reports the council approved a resolution Monday to reconnect the city to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. But both emergency manager Jerry Ambrose and Mayor Dayne Walling have spoken out against purchasing Lake Huron water from Detroit again.
Although it’s unclear what effect the council’s motion will have, Councilman Eric Mays says it could prompt a meeting between Ambrose, Walling, the water department and the state.
Residents have complained about water quality since the city switched to using the Flint River in April.
Flint officials say the water is safe, but the federal government has cited Flint for high levels of a disinfectant by-product.