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Snyder: My plan isn't at odds with mayor's

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Gov. Rick Snyder revealed his recommendations and strategy for replacing the city's lead service lines.

"This is a process we need to follow through on and stay consistent," Snyder said.

He did so at the offices of Rowe Engineering in Flint, the company the state will be hiring to do the work.

There appears to be a tug of war of who can begin digging first in Flint the city or the state.

Just before the governor announced his detailed agenda, Mayor Karen Weaver announced plans to begin digging right away using the technique established by Board of Water and Light in Lansing to identify the Vehicle City's lead lines.

"I don’t think it's inconsistent in what the mayor is saying,” Snyder said. “Again people may have differences and timelines, but her goal is to get pipes replaced. Well that's one of my goals but that one of the steps of this larger process."

While the governor tries to convince residents of Flint that he and mayor are not on a collision course, neighborhoods are getting test results back indicating high lead levels of contamination.

Many people in Flint said the time is now to dig up these pipes and bury the politics of who's right and who's wrong.

“This is no time to slow it down,” said protester Arthur Woodson. “They can do just like they did in Burton and put all plastic water mains in and change the service lines at that time.”

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