To: Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Gov. Snyder: New pipes for Flint. Now.
Secure the $55 million for Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's plan to remove and replace Flint's residential lead pipes, starting immediately.
Why is this important?
Flint's water has been poisoned for 680 days and counting.
In order for Flint residents to have confidence and trust in the water coming from their faucets, all lead pipes in the city of Flint need to be replaced. And Flint residents should be trained and employed to complete the work.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is moving forward with a $55-million plan, called Fast Start, to remove and replace Flint's residential pipes, with first priority given to high-risk households. The plan is based on technical assistance and expertise from the Lansing Board of Water & Light, which has replaced most of Lansing’s lead service lines over the past decade.
However, Gov. Snyder will commit only to reviewing the proposal. It's been months since the governor finally acknowledged the lead problem, and he has not replaced a single lead pipe.