- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint’s mayor is asking Gov. Rick Snyder for $30 million to help upgrade its water system and replace lead service pipes.

The Flint Journal (https://bit.ly/1iL5lcm ) reports Mayor Dayne Walling announced his request while speaking Monday to the City Council. The request was made in a letter.

Funds include $10 million to replace lead service lines and plumbing that can leach lead into drinking water. Virginia Tech researchers say Flint residents shouldn’t drink or cook with water without flushing lines or using filters.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement last week that Flint is within levels allowed for lead, but that the city’s lead service lines can leach lead into drinking water. The agency recommended Flint implement a plan to control corrosion of those service lines “as soon as possible.”

Separately, a Genesee County judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force Flint to stop using the Flint River for drinking water.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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