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State of Michigan Cited Flint "Deficiencies", Then Ended Free Water Service


Less than three weeks before Gov. Rick Snyder announced the state would end free bottled water service for Flint residents, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality warned the city still had “significant deficiencies” with its water system oversight and operations. The March 21 letter from Surface Water Treatment Engineer Robert London to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver detailed 10 unresolved issues and incomplete recommendations first identified in a 2017 “sanitary survey” of the city’s water system.