Installation of a new filter at Flint's water treatment plant is now underway.

According to a news release from the City of Flint, the first phase of installation of the Granulated Carbon filter is expected to be completed and operational "within a couple weeks." The city says the GAC filter will immediately begin reducing the amount of Total Organic Carbon in the water which is expected to significantly reduce the formation of total trihalomethanes (TTHM).

The plan for installing the filter and the work was coordinated between Flint, LAN Engineering and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Installation of the filter was a key recommendation by water service firm Veolia North America in addressing the issue of TTHM. The cost of the filter is $1.6 million.

courtesy City of Flint