- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - State officials are expected to announce an action plan to deal with problems associated with drinking water in Flint.

Representatives from Gov. Rick Snyder’s office and the departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will give details of plan Friday at Kettering University in Flint.

Genesee County commissioners on Thursday declared a public health emergency for residents using water from the Flint River through the city’s water system.

Tests have shown children with elevated levels of lead, months after Flint began drawing and treating water from the river. The water is stirring up lead in old pipes in thousands of homes.

Commissioners issued an advisory recommending that people not drink the water unless tests show lead levels are down or the water has gone through an approved filter.

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