Flint Water Crisis: State of Michigan to No Longer Pay Bills

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City officials say the state will stop paying for Flint’s drinking water and end water credits for customers beginning March 1.

MLive reports that in addition to the credits ending after this month, the state will no longer provide funding for Flint’s connection to the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), which adds up to about $1.2 million a month.


The changes follow state officials’ declarations that the water quality has improved, but city residents are still being advised not to drink the water unless it has been properly filtered.

“A senior advisor to Governor Rick Snyder has sent Flint’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, David Sabuda, a letter to inform him the credits currently being applied to the water portion of Flint utility customers’ accounts will no longer be provided after February 28, 2017,” Flint spokeswoman Kristin Moore wrote in a press release on Feb. 9. “State officials note the latest 6-month cycle of water testing that had results below the federal action level for the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).”

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