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No Detroit Water? No Problem For Flint.

April 29, 2014



"Right now, many of the stakeholders in the city of Flint are very excited about the opportunity."

Howard Croft, Flint Public Works Director.

Flint no longer gets its water from Detroit. Recently, the city began filtering water from the Flint River, and will connect to a new pipeline from Lake Huron within two years. Flint is part of the Karegnondi Water Authority, which serves Genesee, Lapeer, and Sanilac Counties. They formed the KWA in 2010 as an alternative to buying treated water from Detroit. Their chief complaint was that they had no control over the price the city set for suburban and regional customers. Now, communities in the KWA can buy raw water and treat it themselves. Flint’s public works director, Howard Croft, tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller it’ll save money for the city--and its resident--in the long run. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about the Karegnondi Water Authority here.