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Report: Flint's high water bills may double in next 5 years

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posted on May, 13 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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Now adding more fuel to the fire, it looks like Flint, MI residents will have to pay more for water service.

Some report is saying water bills could easily double in 5 years.

Wow, maybe this whole thing is resulted from many years of micro-mismanagement by local politicians.

What else can happen if not enough already

Report: Flint's high water bills may double in next 5 years


A report released Friday suggests that Flint residents' pricey water bills could double in the next five years due to several factors, even though the state has pledged aid amid the city's ongoing lead-tainted water crisis.

The analysis, which was submitted to a governor-created committee working to address the crisis, warns that the average residential bill of nearly $54 a month may rise to $110 — not counting sewer charges — "absent any action to increase funding or decrease costs." The typical residential water bill has doubled since 2009 and is far higher than in other regional cities of Flint's size.

Cost savings were a factor in the city's fateful switch in 2014 from the metropolitan Detroit utility system to a temporary water source, the Flint River, until it could connect to a new pipeline. Flint was under state management then, and environmental regulators mistakenly told the city not to add a chemical to prevent lead from leaching out of old pipes.






posted on May, 13 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Poisoning the Poor and shutting off their water (while Business slide w/o paying)

Rick "The Prick" Snyder (R) what a gem.



posted on May, 13 2016 @ 06:50 PM
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City taxpayers always end up holding the bill. Government officials are never held accountable for their criminal behavior and embezzling program funds. The responsibility to rectify their mistakes and corruption always rests with the citizens.




posted on May, 13 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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This is really sad, how could people do to humans the way Ricky did. He needs to take his millions and live in Flint and only be allowed to drink tap water. Sad!



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