water pipleine http://michiganradio.org en Judge dismisses lawsuit over Flint's city water rates http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-over-flints-city-water-rates <p>An effort to roll back Flint’s recent spike in water and sewer rates has failed.</p><p></p><p>On Friday, a Genesee County Circuit Court judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Flint.</p><p></p><p>Flint's city council president sued, after the mayor, then later the state appointed emergency manger, increased city water and sewer rates. The increases effectively doubled the rate for city water customers</p><p></p><p>City leaders claim the rate increase was needed to pay for rising water system expenses.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:52:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13198 at http://michiganradio.org Judge dismisses lawsuit over Flint's city water rates 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