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Courts Agree To Replace 18,000 Water Lines In Flint, Mich.

Courts Agree To Replace 18,000 Water Lines In Flint, Mich.

Flint Hit With Bacterial Illness As Residents Avoid City Water

Photo of Flint, Michigan protest courtesy of ABC.

The city of Flint, Michigan have been under siege with their water lines since 2014. Now, courts are finally stepping in to attempt to make their water a better place.

According to the Associated Press, a court filing has ruled that the city of Flint will agree to replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by 2020. The state will pick up the bill with its own and federal money.

The problem is that this has been an issue for almost three years, and now there is a sweeping engagement to settle lawsuits over lead-contaminated water. The AP said the state will pay $87 million and keep another $10 million in reserve if necessary.

The settlement will be presented to a federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday for approval.

H/T: AP


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