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KWA begins supplying water to parts of Genesee County

Several communities throughout Genesee County started getting their water from the KWA Monday through the new Genesee County Water Treatment Plant.  (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. - The new Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline is being put to work.

Several communities throughout Genesee County started getting their water from the KWA Monday through the new Genesee County Water Treatment Plant.

The water from Lake Huron travels six hours through the KWA line, before it's treated in the county plant and delivered to customers.

“It's an exciting moment but also a nervous moment, we are under the new norm of water quality and awareness, so we are working hard to make sure that the water that we are producing meets everyone's expectations,” said Director John O'Brien.

Municipalities who made the switch today include:

DAVISON TOWNSHIP

FLUSHING TOWNSHIP

MONTROSE TOWNSHIP

MT MORRIS TOWNSHIP

RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP

THETFORD TOWNSHIP

VIENNA TOWNSHIP

GENESEE TOWNSHIP

CITY OF CLIO

CITY OF FLUSHING

CITY OF MT MORRIS

CITY OF MONTROSE

The drain commissioner's office says the rest of Genesee County that it serves will switch over at a later date.

The commissioner's office also says the water will be just as clean and safe as what the Great Lakes Water Authority provides, but without double-digit rate increases.

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