This week marked a turning point in the response to the Flint Water Crisis. A federal judge has approved a court settlement that will send $87 million to the City of Flint to replace 18,000 lead and galvanized waters pipes over the next three years.
“This certainly helps us turn the page to a new chapter,” says Weaver.
“While we haven’t gotten everything all at one time, the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place and we’re making things happen for Flint.”
When asked why it took a lawsuit to get the state to commit the money needed to replace the city’s unsafe water lines, Weaver said the state would have to answer that question.
“Really, I can’t answer that question… I don’t know,” she says. “I just don’t know why we had to go this route to get that money.”
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