Flint city council extends contract for Detroit-area water supply
Contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority extended to September.
FLINT, MI, JUNE 27, 2017 -- The city council in Flint, Mich., has extended the city's water contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority through September, The Flint Journal reports.
The council approved the short-term contract Monday, under pressure to approve a 30-year contract with the authority in the aftermath of the lead-tainted water crisis that resulted from a switch in water supply 2014.
Flint was under state control in 2014 when it switched from the Detroit-area's water system to the Flint River to save money. The river water wasn't properly treated and caused lead to leach into the town's drinking water. Flint switched back to the Great Lakes Water Authority for water supply in 2015.
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