Flint Given $100 Million Flint Water Crisis by EPA
Flint, Michigan has finally gotten the help they so desperately need: $100 million to “fund drinking water infrastructure upgrades in Flint.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approved the grant last year by President Obama and congress. With he grant, 6,000 water pipes will be fixed.
"The city of Flint being awarded a grant of this magnitude in such a critical time of need will be a huge benefit,”Flint’s mayor said. “As we prepare to start the next phase of the … pipe replacement program, these funds will give us what we need to reach our goal of replacing 6,000 pipes this year and make other needed infrastructure improvements. We look forward to the continued support of the EPA and federal government.”
"The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government. EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure.”
Written by Clarke Jones
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