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Flint’s pipe replacement project is restarting as the state lifts COVID-19 restrictions.

The city has been replacing lead and galvanized water service lines since 2016. The underground pipes connecting homes and businesses to city water mains were a primary source of lead in Flint’s tap water during the city’s water crisis.

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Construction crews will be busy in Flint this fall trying to finish replacing thousands of lead pipes.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) says her administration is working with Flint’s leaders to finish replacing lead service lines.

Since Flint’s water crisis, the city has been replacing lead and galvanized steel service lines connecting homes to city water mains. The pipes were a primary source of lead particles which contaminated the city’s drinking water.