- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Detroit’s water department has offered to reconnect the city of Flint to its system amid residents’ concerns that Flint’s water is unsafe.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News say Detroit made the offer month. Flint officials say their water is safe, and returning to Detroit water would cost $12 million more per year.

Flint officials say municipal water has had elevated levels of a disinfection byproduct. Some residents say the water gives children skin problems.

Flint residents packed a City Hall information meeting Wednesday night on the water system.

Flint switched from using Lake Huron as its drinking water source in April. Fling plans to use Flint River water through the end of 2016, when the Karegnondi Water Authority is to open a new Lake Huron water pipeline.

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