FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Flint officials have hired consultants to evaluate the city’s troubled municipal water system.

The city said in a news release that experts from Veolia North America met Tuesday with water officials. The consultants are expected to present an initial report to the city in about two weeks.

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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 now meets all guidelines.

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The Flint Journal says that independent tests performed on University of Michigan-Flint’s campus found low levels of the byproduct and safe water overall.


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