Flint cites costs in plan to stay on Detroit water

Flint is poised to stay with the Detroit area water system in part for the same key reason that city officials wanted to leave it three years ago — to save money.

When Congress approved $100 million for Flint in December, the city was forced by federal and state rules to review its alternatives for spending the money on water infrastructure. The cash was targeted at addressing the lead contamination crisis that followed the city’s switch from the Detroit-area system — now called the Great Lakes Water Authority — to corrosive Flint River water that wasn’t properly treated.

Source: The Detroit News

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