Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill into law today giving Flint $30 million to cover the city’s water bills. The governor says people shouldn’t have to pay for water they can’t drink.
The money will cover 65% of the water bills from the past two years. Flint residents are still responsible for paying city water and sewer fees.
Pastor Jeffery Hawkins watched as the governor signed the legislation.
“Being a Flint resident myself and having to use the water… it is so great to know that this relief has been done,” says Hawkins.