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Judge expected to sign order affecting Flint's water rates

Aug 16, 2015

A judge is expected to sign an order Monday to force the city of Flint to roll back its water rates. But an appeal is also expected.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Judge Archie Hayman is expected to sign a preliminary injunction ordering the city to stop disconnecting and enforcing liens against delinquent water customers.

The city would also have to roll back a 35% rate hike put in place in 2011.

But city attorneys are expected to quickly ask the Court of Appeals to stay the injunction.

City attorneys say Hayman’s order would have “a devastating financial impact” on the city.