Flint's pipe replacement reaching critical milestone this week
Flint’s pipe replacement program faces a critical deadline at the end of this week.
By Friday, Flint needs to replace its 2,037th lead or galvanized service line.
That would be approximately 7% of the estimated number of suspect pipes tied to the city’s lead tainted tap water crisis.
The mandated 7% threshold is part of the federal Lead and Copper Rule.
He says at that pace, barring something catastrophic, the city should meet the 7% threshold by month’s end.