DETROIT – A Detroit-area water authority has voted to extend its emergency service agreement with Flint for another year without an increase in charges while the city copes with a lead-tainted water crisis.
Flint's supply was switched from the Detroit water authority to the Flint River to cut costs in 2014 in anticipation of an eventual move to the Karegnondi Water Authority when it starts taking water from Lake Huron. Flint switched back to Detroit water temporarily last fall after the problems with lead became apparent.
Just when Flint will start receiving water from Karegnondi is uncertain. It was expected to be by the end of this summer. But now Karegnondi isn't expected to be operational until next summer and Flint's connection to it will come sometime after that.