- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A winter storm has postponed plans to give away jugs of water to Flint residents who are wary of what’s coming through their taps as the city transitions to a new municipal water system.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee is partnering with community and labor organizations to distribute 2,000 gallons at a local church and United Auto Workers office. The giveaway has been rescheduled for Tuesday from Monday.

Flint cut its ties last year with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and is building a line to Lake Huron.

The city currently gets tap water from the Flint River, but residents have complained about the smell, taste and appearance. The federal government has cited Flint for high levels of a disinfectant byproduct.

The city says the water is safe to drink.


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