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From ballet to free plants to honoring the history of the horse--the weekend is packed with fun things to do. 

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As more news continues to surface about the lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, what Texas safeguards are in place to ensure a city’s water supply is safe enough to drink? 

The Texas Department of State Health Services monitors and tracks the lab results for blood lead levels in children younger than 15 years old, which spokeswoman Christine Mann says starts with a family's pediatrician, hospital or clinic.

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The lead contamination of Flint Michigan’s water has caused communities around the country to wonder- could it happen here?  The answer for San Antonio is that the San Antonio Water System believes its customers are safe. 

When the City of Flint began using water from the Flint River, it’s highly corrosive properties caused lead from pipes to leach into the water. Physicians found elevated lead levels in children.

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Beginning News Year’s Day, the cost of water will be going up for the average San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) customer.

Last month San Antonio council members approved changes in water and sewer rates to help pay for new water supplies and to replace aging infrastructure.

By this time next year, residents in the San Antonio area will be drinking water that is currently too salty to consume. The San Antonio Water System, SAWS, says that next October it will begin operating an inland desalination plant that will eventually become the largest of its kind in the country.