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Flint mayor expects to make decision on KWA in "next week or so"

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver admits pressure is building on the city to make a decision about hooking up to the new KWA water pipeline.

Flint’s water crisis is a tangential result of emergency managers' decisions to save money by switching the city off of Detroit water and on to the new pipeline from Lake Huron, and to use Flint River water in the interim.

Weaver says she still needs answers to basic questions.

“We’ve got to be able to answer the questions: ‘Why did we do this?’ ‘Why is this going to help us?’  ‘Who profits from this?’”  Weaver says. “There are a whole lot of questions people have about this.”

Weaver expects to make a final decision in “the next week or so.”

If she decides against hooking up to the KWA, Flint will still be on the hook for $7 million a year to pay off KWA construction bonds.

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