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Mayor Walling says most leaders believe switching back to Detroit water is the best solution

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(10/07/15) - Water filters given to Flint residents are only considered a temporary fix for Flint's Water Emergency.

The question remains - what is the long term solution?

State and local leaders held a meeting Wednesday afternoon with healthcare professionals, discussing what the next option should be.

They say it was very effective and productive.

Just minutes after the meeting ended, protestors stepped in, and leading the march - were children.

Dozens of kids walked inside Flint City Hall, chanting "free water now."

Mayor Dayne Walling says he hears the frustrations of the people.

In the meeting held Wednesday afternoon, Walling says most of the leaders weighed all of the options on the table and say now they believe switching back to Detroit is the best solution.

Many of the protestors and parents who marched said they won't believe it until it happens.

"Consensus in the room today was that the Detroit water is stable. It has the corrosion control that our system needs and we need to move in that direction," Walling said.

"Right now, I think it's just talk. Until we start seeing progress and actions, then, right now it's 'talk to me,'" said Janay Young, of Flint.

Walling says he plans on talking with the Detroit Water System as soon as they know funding is in place.

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