Now that a judge has approved a legal settlement to replace lead pipes in Flint, the city is acting quickly to get the process moving.
Tuesday, U.S. District Judge David Lawson signed off on the deal under which the state of Michigan will set aside $97 million to pay for replacing 18,000 lead and galvanized service lines during the next three years.
Last year, Flint removed nearly 800 lead and galvanized steel service lines. This year, the plan is to replace 6,000.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says city residents are ready.