Some Flint homes with new water lines didn’t have high lead


FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A report indicates that 13 of the first batch of 33 homes to get new a water line in Flint didn’t have high levels of lead.

The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/29EmDTk ) says Mayor Karen Weaver promised to target homes with high lead levels in water and where children, older residents and pregnant women live.

But a report by a contractor, Rowe Professional Services, says many of the 33 homes, which were in various parts of the city, didn’t fit the criteria. The mayor’s spokeswoman, Kristin Moore, says the pipes “would be replaced at some point anyway.”

Lead leached from old pipes into Flint’s water supply when the city used water from the Flint River for 18 months. The water wasn’t treated for corrosiveness.

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