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City of Flint intends to remain on Detroit's water supply

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Posted at 6:07 AM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 10:42:10-04

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced Tuesday morning that the city intends to stay with Detroit's water supply, according to a statement from the Great Lakes Water Authority.

"Together, in collaboration with the state of Michigan, the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office (GCDC) and the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA), Flint residents can be assured that they will continue to receive water of unquestionable quality, at a significant cost savings," the GLWA statement read. 

If there is an emergency, the Great Lakes Water Authority says there will be a back-up service available. 

Flint will also reportedly receive about $1.8 million in savings during the 30-year contract. 

Mayor Weaver, along with city, county and state officials will also hold a town hall meeting Thursday night to let the public weigh in on the plans.

That will be held at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church in Flint at 5:30 p.m.