Michigan governor signs $28M bill to address Flint water crisis
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed into law $28 million in emergency funding to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water.
It’s the second round of state aid for the city since the crisis was confirmed in the fall, bringing the total allocated to nearly $39 million.
Improperly treated water leached lead from pipes into drinking water after Flint switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River in 2014 to save money while under state financial management.
Flint has reconnected to Detroit’s system for now.
The state funding is intended to pay for bottled water, faucet filters, testing kits, additional school nurses, medical treatment and to help the city with unpaid water bills.
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