Flint, Mich., Mayor Starts Plan To Replace Water Lines, Pressures Governor To Act

(February 18, 2016, 10:49 AM EST) -- FLINT, Mich. — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Feb. 18 said that she intends to begin replacing lead pipes in the city next week to “restore safe, clean drinking water as quickly as possible” and called on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to pressure the state Legislature to move immediately to approve funding for the first phase of her $55 million lead pipe replacement plan.

Service Line Replacement

Snyder announced on Feb. 16 that work on replacing high-risk lead service lines in Flint “is under way” as...
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