Budget Request by Snyder Would Keep Flint on Detroit Water Until 2017
A state budget request by Governor Snyder would have Flint remain on Detroit water until 2017.
According to MLive, Snyder “detailed his support for the continued water connection” in response to inquiries from the congressional Committee on Government Reform and Oversight earlier this month. The question was posed by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint Township.
The funding is part of nearly $40 million proposed for inspection and replacement of fixtures in schools and daycare facilities. Anna Heaton, press secretary for Snyder, says $5.4 million of general funds would be used for the City of Flint to remain on the Great Lakes Water Authority system “until December 2016, or until the Karegnondi Water Authority system is completed and in use.”
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has said recently that the city may be interested in continuing the supply of water from the GLWA even beyond 2016.