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EPA: Flint water won’t be deemed safe anytime soon

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Residents in Flint have been dealing with the water crisis for 871 days and for nearly half of that time it’s been known the water is not safe to drink.

Now, the EPA says it won’t be deemed safe anytime soon.

According to the Detroit Free Press, a top EPA official believes Flint residents will have to use water filters through the rest of the year.

It could be a full year before homes with lead service lines can go filter-free.

The EPA said it has a working plan to get the city’s water safe to drink again but hasn’t released all of the details. 

On Monday, Flint Major Karen Weaver will give an update on the city's efforts to remove lead service lines across the city.

She'll hold a news conference at 11 a.m. on the Fast Start Program.

The city just announced Friday that so far it’s removed lead lines at a total of 80 homes.

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