- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Activists want a judge to force Flint to stop supplying residents with drinking water from an area river.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1ASrld3 ) that a lawsuit was filed Friday in Genesee County Circuit Court.

Flint cut ties last year with Detroit’s system and currently gets its water from the Flint River. Residents have complained about the smell, taste and appearance and reported health problems.

Activists behind the lawsuit want the city to prove its water is safe and clean. A hearing on a temporary injunction is scheduled for June 15.

Flint officials say the water now is safe. The federal government had cited Flint for high levels of a disinfectant by-product.

City spokesman Jason Lorenz said water operations have been reviewed and improvements made to ensure water safety.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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