- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The largely powerless Flint City Council has voted to stop using the Flint River as the city’s primary water source and return to using Detroit’s water system.

Flint is operating under state-appointed emergency manager Gerald Ambrose, who said Tuesday that Monday night’s vote is “incomprehensible.” He says “water from Detroit is no safer than water from Flint.”

There have been resident complaints about bad taste and smell since Flint switched to its own system in last April in a money-saving move. Federal regulators have cited Flint for high levels of a disinfectant by-product.

Officials say recent state tests show the water meets federal safety guidelines.

It’s unclear what effect the council’s motion will have.

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