After years of suffering through a disgraceful water crisis, Flint will receive $77 million in federal funding for projects to improve the water and sewers.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it’s providing nearly $140 million in loans to fund water and sewer projects in three cities, including Flint.
The state says the money will help complete a water pipeline, make reservoir and pump station improvements, and fund other work.
Flint’s Director of Public Works Rob Bincsik told The Flint Journal this week that the city is “grateful for this funding,” but notes it’s not new.
This is great news. Hopefully, these projects will be executed correctly and swiftly to get the water back where it should be.