- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials say Flint needs to have a system in place to boost chlorine levels in the city’s drinking water.

MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/1TZAhXd ) Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says in an email that it’s expecting Flint to have a system operational by Friday.

Flint utilities chief JoLisa McDay and Mayor Karen Weaver have said a temporary chemical feed system should be ready but they don’t want to use it immediately. McDay said the chlorine could sit and eat away at protective coatings in the pipe system.

Flint’s water system still is healing from using corrosive water from the Flint River for 18 months, which leached lead from old pipes and fixtures.

The EPA has said more chlorine is necessary during warm weather.

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

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