FLINT (AP) – Michigan budget officials are recommending $28 million in supplemental funds for programs to aid Flint during the city’s water crisis.

The request was sent Tuesday to the chairs of the Michigan House and Senate Appropriations committees.

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Corrosive water from the Flint River caused lead to leach from old pipes into homes after the city switched over from Detroit’s water system to save money in 2014. Tests later showed high levels of lead in the blood of some local children.

Flint has returned to Detroit water, but many residents are relying on bottled water.

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Bottled water, water filters, treating people with elevated lead levels in their blood and a study assessing the infrastructure that supports Flint’s water system are among the things that would be paid with the supplemental funding.

 

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