flint river http://michiganradio.org en Michigan dams getting old, need attention http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-dams-getting-old-need-attention <p>FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A newspaper reports that many Michigan dams are old and need upgrades, especially the Hamilton dam in downtown Flint.<br /><br />State dam safety chief Byron Lane tells the Detroit Free Press that dams are like any aging public infrastructure. He says they can be a &quot;ticking time bomb.&quot;<br /><br />The newspaper reported Sunday that the Hamilton dam on the Flint River is considered to be in unsatisfactory shape, along with the Otsego and Trowbridge dams on the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County.<br /> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:10:23 +0000 The Associated Press 14634 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan dams getting old, need attention Flint city council to consider signing on to water pipeline project http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-city-council-consider-signing-water-pipeline-project <p>A decision could come tonight that may determine if the city of Flint will look elsewhere to get its tap water.</p><p></p><p>The Flint city council will consider whether to sign on with a project to build a pipeline to carry water from Lake Huron to Genesee, Lapeer and Sanilac Counties.</p><p></p><p>The quarter billion dollar <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/10/karegnondi_water_authority_set.html">Karegnondi Water Authority</a> project has been in the discussion stages for years, but actual work on the pipeline may begin soon.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 04:44:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11724 at http://michiganradio.org Flint city council to consider signing on to water pipeline project Flint leaders to talk with state officials about water pipeline http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-leaders-talk-state-officials-about-water-pipeline <p>Leaders from Flint will meet with state officials in Lansing tomorrow. The conversation will be about water.</p><p></p><p>Flint has been getting its municipal water from Detroit’s water system for more than 30 years.&nbsp; &nbsp;But Flint officials say the Detroit water is becoming more and more expensive, and their city needs an alternative.</p><p></p><p>They want to be part of a project to tap water from Lake Huron.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 01:02:30 +0000 Steve Carmody 9723 at http://michiganradio.org Flint leaders to talk with state officials about water pipeline