Virginia Tech Team Testing Flint Water Releases New Results [Video]
A team from Virgina Tech, led by one of those credited with exposing high lead levels, Professor Mark Edwards, is releasing results from water tests last month.
ABC 12 says after testing 187 home last month, lead levels are down and the water quality is improving. However, Flint's water is still not meeting federal requirements. Tests from August showed 19 percent of homes were above the federal guidelines. Last month the number dropped to 15 percent. Edwards says one reason its not a more dramatic decrease is because people are not using their water and that prevents the phosphate from moving through the system. Edwards added that people aren't using the water to bathe because they are scared, but based on his team's research, he believes it's safe for that use. In the meantime, he's encouraging people to run their water several minutes at least once per day and to still use bottled water and filters until further notice.