Lansing — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said Thursday replacing her city’s myriad lead-leaching water pipes could cost as much as $1.5 billion, while the state’s top health official deemed Flint’s water unsafe to drink without filtration.
“We have not done a final assessment of that,” Weaver said Thursday after a closed-door meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder at his Lansing office. “We’ve heard from millions up to $1.5 billion. We’re doing assessments right now to see what it’s going to cost.”
Hoping to establish “a very close partnership,” Snyder met Thursday morning with Weaver to discuss the city’s drinking water crisis two days after declaring a state of emergency in Genesee County.
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