Michigan governor and Flint mayor clash over repiping​

Simmering tensions between city and state officials over how quickly to replace lead pipes in Flint flared Wednesday after officials announced different approaches to solving the city's drinking water crisis

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said she appreciates support from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to move quickly to replace Flint’s lead pipes and his recent budget proposal to partially fund the project. But the mayor said she would not agree to allow the governor’s engineering firm and contractors to do the work.

The governor announced his plan in a news release Tuesday night and is expected today to offer additional details.

Weaver said she welcomed the governor’s interest in working with the city to coordinate removal of the first 30 lead service lines, but noted that much more needs to be done by Snyder and others to secure full funding for her plan.

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Source: Detroit Free Press

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