Flint River may be able to supply drinking water to city - WNEM TV 5

Flint River may be able to supply drinking water to city

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The Flint River. The Flint River.
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The Flint River may now be a viable option for drinking water following Detroit's termination of contract.

The river may now be used temporarily as Flint's water supply, since the city has signed an agreement with the Karegnondi Water Authority.

The new agreement will allow up to 18 million gallons per day of raw water to come in from Lake Huron in 2016.

The city is in the midst of pumping millions of gallons per day from the Flint River into its water treatment plant to test to see if it could adequately supply drinking water during the KWA pipeline construction.

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