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Friday, 12 April 2013 11:52

State OK's Flint's plan to get water from pipeline

(AREA) -- The state of Michigan has approved Flint's plans to get its water by participating in a pipeline project that would tap Lake Huron. The approval is subject to review of a final offer from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department by Monday. Under the proposal, Flint would get 16 million gallons of water per day from Lake Huron, pipe it to Flint for treatment and then sell it to city customers. Another 2 million gallons per day would come from the Flint River and would be treated in Flint. The Karegnondi Water Authority project could serve Flint and Lapeer as well as residents elsewhere in Genesee, Lapeer and Sanilac counties. Genesee County bought more than 230 acres of former Detroit Edison property in the 7700 block of Fisher Road in Worth Township a couple of years back to eventually obtain a source of water for the city of Flint. The property includes 40 acres of shoreline for the project.