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Overbilling issues keeping GM from switching back to Flint water again

Before the water crisis, General Motors was Flint's largest water client, but they left after the water started to corrode their parts. (WEYI)

FLINT, Mich. --Before the water crisis, General Motors was Flint's largest water client, but they left after the water started to corrode their parts.

But now there's a chance they might be using Flint water again, but there are a few stumbling blocks in the way.

General Motors would spend on average $400,000 a year with the city of Flint to provide water to plants like GM Assembly on Bristol Road, but now we’re learning that they’re thinking about going back to using Flint's water.

This news came to light after Rich Baird released some interesting details saying the switch back could have happened a long time ago.

This information coming to light when sixty pastors in the Flint area sent a letter last week to the governor demanding more help to get the city through the water crisis.

One of those demands was that GM return to Flint water, or the city be reimbursed for the lost revenue.

Baird responding saying in part, that GM was willing to go back to Flint water on the governor’s request, but there was a dispute between the city and the company that needed to be fixed, Baird saying he heard from GM officials the city was unresponsive.

We've since learned the issue is that the city of Flint has acknowledged overbilling the company approximately $1 million.

City Chief Financial Officer Hughey Newsome says both sides are trying to work out an agreement.

We also received a statement today from General Motors saying there are no changes to report, and that as of now the company will continue to get its water from Flint Township.

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