In a meeting on Monday night, the Flint City Council approved plans to join a regional pipeline.

According to WNEM, "it took more than two weeks, countless arguments and several delays" before the city council approved the resolution to join the Kargenondi Water Authority with a 7-1 vote.

Flint City Councilman Sheldon Neely said "we needed to grab the opportunity for the future, so we came to a compromise to make the best decision for residents of the city of Flint."

The decision to join the pipeline must now be approved by Emergency Manager Ed Kurtz. Construction on the pipeline could begin in May.