Senate Approves $170 Million to Fix Flint Waste System
Some much needed good news out of Michigan. The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act 95-3.
The measure, according International Business Times "provides $100 million to help fix Flint’s drinking water system, contaminated by lead leached from aging pipes when the water supply was switched from Lake Huron to the highly polluted Flint River. It also provides $50 million for healthcare for children who suffered lead poisoning and $20 million to forgive Flint’s old drinking water loans. The bill also provides $70 million to activate a $1 billion fund for low-interest loans to finance upgrades to water infrastructure."
The bill, which now heads to the House, also provides $40 million for programs to help communities reduce lead in water systems, along with another $100 million to be used for lead testing in schools and daycare facilities.