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Saginaw threatens to cut off Frankenmuth's water

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) - City officials in Saginaw are threatening to cut water service to the city of Frankenmuth unless a service deal is reached.

The Saginaw News reports Tuesday that Frankenmuth has been buying water from Saginaw under an expired contract since 2003. Saginaw says that unless a deal is reached water service will be shut down by June.

Frankenmuth City Manager Charles Graham says he expects to sign a deal "within a couple weeks."

Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley said he questions that assertion. He says they're "not convinced they seriously want to continue as a customer."

Frankenmuth has considered an alternative water supply while still receiving services from Saginaw, which delivers water to 180,000 customers across the region. In September, Frankenmuth crews drilled a test well in Birch Run Township.

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