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Flint leaders to talk with state officials about water pipeline

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Leaders from Flint will meet with state officials in Lansing tomorrow. The conversation will be about water.

Flint has been getting its municipal water from Detroit’s water system for more than 30 years.   But Flint officials say the Detroit water is becoming more and more expensive, and their city needs an alternative.

They want to be part of a project to tap water from Lake Huron.

“We expect that within 36 months…we could have a fresh, raw water supply to our water treatment plant in Flint,” says Howard Croft, Flint's director of infrastructure.

The city needs the state’s approval to join the pipeline project because Flint is being run by a state appointed emergency financial manager.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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