kwa http://michiganradio.org en Flint to pressure water customers to pay their overdue bills http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-pressure-water-customers-pay-their-overdue-bills <p>Flint officials will soon be more aggressive about getting people and businesses to pay their water bills.</p><p></p><p>Right now, the Flint water department is dealing with 30 to 40 water main breaks at any one time. That’s primarily the fault of the brutal winter weather.</p><p></p><p>But the water department has another problem and it has to do with inflow of cash.</p><p></p><p>Emergency manager Darnell Earley says the city is going to start putting more pressure on homeowners and businesses with delinquent water bills.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17013 at http://michiganradio.org Flint to pressure water customers to pay their overdue bills Flint's old Buick City is getting a new tenant http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-old-buick-city-getting-new-tenant <p>An old auto plant site is getting new life in Flint.</p><p></p><p>"We are proud to announce,” Flint Mayor Dayne Walling told a news conference today, “American Pipe will be made in Flint”</p><p></p><p>Alabama-based American Cast Iron Pipe Company confirmed today that it plans to build a new multi-million dollar manufacturing plant on part of the old Buick City site.</p><p></p><p>The factory will produce pipes for a project to bring water from Lake Huron to Genesee County.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:04:06 +0000 Steve Carmody 15272 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's old Buick City is getting a new tenant Flint water rates to be reviewed http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-water-rates-be-reviewed <p>The rates <a href="http://www.cityofflint.com/Utilities/utilities.asp">Flint residents pay for water</a> are going to be reviewed.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:00:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 14894 at http://michiganradio.org Flint water rates to be reviewed Ground is broken on a quarter billion dollar water pipeline in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/ground-broken-quarter-billion-dollar-water-pipeline-michigan <p>A quarter billion dollar water pipeline project broke ground today near the Lake Huron shoreline.</p><p></p><p>The source of the water was on the minds of the people at the groundbreaking, including Pastor Floyd Fuller who gave the invocation.</p><p></p><p>““Drink from your own cistern.&nbsp;&nbsp; Running water from your own well,” Fuller said, quoting from the Book of Proverbs.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The well in this case is not a well but a lake.&nbsp; Lake Huron to be specific.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:42:29 +0000 Steve Carmody 13304 at http://michiganradio.org Ground is broken on a quarter billion dollar water pipeline in Michigan 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