Tentative agreement reached in long-term Flint water source

A federal judge has ordered Flint City Council members to meet with mediators in a Detroit courthouse to try to reach a long-term agreement over water. (WEYI/WSMH)

According to NBC25/FOX66 reporter Drew Moore all sides have reached a tentative agreement on the long-term source for Flint water.

As part of the deal, the City of Flint will get its water from the Great Lakes Water Authority as part of a new 30-year contract.

Moore reports the governor's appointment with the Great Lakes Water Authority will resign and come from the City of Flint will be chosen to sit on the Great Lakes Water Authority Board in order to give Flint representation.

Also, as part of the deal money would be eligible for Flint residents to help them pay for water bills. The State of Michigan will kick in $750,000 to help Flint residents pay for their water bills.

A vote will take place on this tentative agreement Tuesday, November 21 at Flint City Hall council chambers at 7 p.m.

Flint switched to Great Lakes Water Authority in 2015 when Snyder acknowledged a lead crisis.

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