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Three Years After Ill-Fated Switch, Flint Mayor Recommends Using Detroit Water

Three Years After Ill-Fated Switch, Flint Mayor Recommends Using Detroit Water

Flint's mayor is poised to make a recommendation on where the MI city should get its drinking water on the long term, following a crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

Weaver's chosen option involves keeping the city on water supplied by the Great Lakes Water Authority, using treated water from Genesee County as a back-up source, and ending plans for Flint to treat raw water from the new Karengnondi Water Authority. But she reevaluated that decision as a condition of Flint receiving $100 million in federal funding to address the man-made disaster.

Flint Councilman Eric Mays said he understands the safety concerns over switching water sources again, but he will still scrutinize the mayor's proposal — especially any diminishment of Flint's stake in the newly built pipeline. However, they did not properly treat the Flint River water, resulting in lead leeching into residents' drinking water supply.

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Weaver had previously said the city would upgrade its plant, but estimates show that that work would cost more than the $100 million Congress has approved for the city's infrastructure needs.

The Authority says the city will have the same rights and privileges as their other customers, as well as access to the Water Residential Assistance Program, or WRAP.

"Together, in collaboration with the state of MI, the Genesee County Drain Commissioner's Office (GCDC) and the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA), Flint residents can be assured that they will continue to receive water of unquestionable quality, at a significant cost savings", the GLWA statement read.

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Because of the requirements of the Drinking Water Revolving Fund, the city is required to open the discussion about future water source to residents, starting with the town hall meeting. The second annual Hoop 4 Water celebrity basketball game scheduled for May 20 will raise money for Flint.

Bob Kaplan, acting regional director for the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago, said the agreement is the "best long-term solution".

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