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Health department cautioning residents to continued water crisis

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After switching to its former water source, a city is still under a public health emergency declaration.

The city of Flint moved back to Detroit water on Oct. 16 after a year of trouble and concerns over the water coming from the Flint River.

The Flint River was more corrosive than Detroit’s water which plagued the city’s aging infrastructure and lead pipes.

Recently released data from Virginia Tech indicates that elevated lead levels are still being detected in homes.

The Genesee County Health Department released a statement on Dec. 4 reminding residents that the public health emergency declared on Oct. 1 is not over.

Residents who need an approved filter or replacement cartridges to remove lead from city water can get a free filter from one of seven sites.

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