Appeals court won't block home-delivered water in Flint - WNEM TV 5

Appeals court won't block home-delivered water in Flint

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A federal appeals court won't block an order that requires delivery of free bottled water in Flint, Michigan, if residents have lead filters that aren't working.

In a 2-1 decision Friday, the court says delivery might be unusual. But it notes there's "no precedent" for a system that "has caused thousands of people to be exposed to poisonous water."

On Nov. 10, a judge said the state of Michigan must deliver water to people who don't have a properly working filter and want the water.

The state says water quality has improved in Flint since the city stopped using the Flint River in 2015, although people still are urged to use filters. The river water wasn't treated to reduce corrosion, causing lead to leach from old pipes.

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