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Flint council says yes to pipeline

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In a 7-to-1 vote, Flint city council said yes, to move forward with plans to join a regional pipeline.

It took more than two weeks, countless arguments and several delays, but Monday night, the city council finally approved a resolution that would allow Flint to join the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline. That means the city is one step closer to getting rid of Detroit as its source for water.

"We needed to grab the opportunity for the future, so we came to a compromise to make the best decision for residents of the city of Flint," said Sheldon Neeley, Flint councilman.

Now the city will wait for a decision from emergency financial manager Ed Kurtz. Construction on the pipeline could begin as early as May.

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