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Teams to ensure Flint residents have water filters

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Local, state and nonprofit volunteer teams will canvass the city of Flint, to visit Flint water system customers who have not been confirmed by officials to have received a filter.

Beginning Saturday, June 25, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the teams will go to more than 2,300 households to check if a water filter is present and provide assistance if needed.

To date, more than 25, 600 homes, more than 91 percent of water system customers, are confirmed to have a water filter.

Their goal is to ensure the remaining households on the water system that may not have a water filter, for some reason, are given the opportunity to have one.

According to local, state, federal and outside experts, water filters are effective in removing lead from water. 

Those experts now say all populations may now consume filtered water, including pregnant women and children under 6 years old.

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