The state of Michigan and the city of Flint, Mich.have come to an agreement on the lead-contaminated water that residents of the city have had to deal with for several years. On Monday an agreement has been reached to replace thousands of water lines to settle a civil lawsuit by residents.
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According to the settlement, Flint will replace at least 18,000 lead or “galvanized steel” water lines by 2020, and the state will pay for it with state and federal money. It will be presented on March 28 to U.S. District Judge David Lawson, who will likely approve it.
Originally, the civil suit requested door-to-door delivery of bottled water to residents of Flint.
More than 700 water lines already have been replaced and the work continues. Under the settlement, the state will set aside $87 million and keep another $10 million in reserve if necessary.
Source: The Root