Flint to Expand Water Testing in Search of Lead, Copper [Video]
The City of Flint is asking residents for help in testing the water in their homes in an attempt to get a more accurate measure of lead and copper in the water. The city began using Flint River water as its primary water source in April.
According to ABC 12, officials are looking for volunteers to pick up bottles at the water plant on Dort Highway. They are then asked to follow the instructions on the bottles in order to get a good sample and reurn them before the end of the year. Typically only 30 samples are needed but since the river is now the primary source, officials want a larger area sampled. The water collected will be sent to state labs for testing and if the levels of copper and lead are too high, additional chemicals will be added to the water to neutralize them.