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The City of Flint says it needs more time to submit water tests from homes at highest risk for having lead water lines.  

Under the state and federal Lead and Copper Rule, Flint has to test for lead more often than other cities because of the water crisis.  

The city says it must test 60 homes with lead lines, every six months.  

Flint has tested more than 60 sites but, so far, believes they’ve only confirmed 43 of those lead water lines. The city says it needs more time to determine if the rest of its tests fit the criteria.

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Yet another Michigan city is dealing with the issue of lead in tap water, as Highland Park officials announced on Wednesday that the results of state-mandated testing put them in violation of a new, tougher Lead and Copper Rule.

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William Thomas opens the front door of his house on the south side of Benton Harbor and leads the way to the kitchen.

He has a white goatee, and he has on a dark grey collared shirt and gold rimmed glasses.

He sits down at a round table with a stack of papers stuck to a clipboard. He pulls one out, a white sheet that was sent to him in the mail last fall.