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Flint residents urged to run water in sink, tub

Posted: 12:16 PM, May 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-12 12:16:45-04

The state of Michigan is urging residents in Flint to run water in their sinks and bathtubs to get the lead out.

TV and radio spots will be running throughout the city for the rest of the month to make sure residents know to flush the water out. The state is paying for the ads and for the water bills of people to do this at the cost of $80,000.

The lead pipes in the city are expected to be removed, but it could take years.

This comes after a lawsuit was filed two days ago by the former Flint city administrator alleging that Mayor Karen Weaver diverted cash donations to help families and kids in the water crisis to her own political fund.

Weaver released a statement saying Natasha Henderson was making "outrageously false claims."