Municipal water in Flint has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it.

The economically struggling city of nearly 100,000 has been dealing with poor water quality since switching from the Detroit system, which draws from Lake Huron, to the Flint River in April 2014 as a short term measure to save money.

Marc Edwards, a Virginia Tech Engineering professor whose testing last summer confirmed lead contamination of the city's water, said sampling in recent months has found that lead levels are steadily declining.  Here's the latest from the Associated Press.