Flint preparing to sue state of Michigan over lead tainted water
FLINT, Mi. — The city of Flint is getting ready to take Michigan to court.
Mayor Karen Weaver made that announcement after her meeting with Governor Rick Snyder.
The city of Flint declared a state of emergency in December 2015 after dangerously high levels of lead were found in the drinking water after the city’s supply was changed.
Governor Snyder says conditions are better after nearly two tests of test results show lead levels are below federal standards.
But some of the pipes that can raise those levels still need to be replaced.
“They gave us their word that they would see us through this lead and galvanized service line replacement and that we would have pods stay open until then and they backed out on what they said,” said Weaver.
Michigan stopped providing free bottled water this month.
Mayor Weaver says that almost happened in September and January, but she was able to get an extension while the water at schools was being tested.
“When we talked about the pods the governor said that we need to get over it he said the water is testing well and we need to move on,” said Weaver.
The city’s attorney says they’re looking at issues of negligence against the state.