- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Former Flint water customers with credits on closed utility accounts can request refunds through a $30 million credit relief program provided by the state.

Nearly $1.3 million in credits will be applied to more than 5,400 inactive accounts. The refunds are the second phase of the credit relief program.

The mayor’s office says Tuesday that the credits are meant to offset some of the money customers spent for water used after Flint switched in 2014 from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River.

The river water was not properly treated and lead leached from old pipes into some homes through their faucets. Tests later showed high lead levels in some children.

Many water customers were forced to use bottled water.


Online: www.cityofflint.com/closedwateraccount

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