"Flint Accused Of Violating Agreement To Replace Lead Service Lines"

"The city of Flint, which has been reeling for years over lead seepage from its pipes into its tap water, is accused of violating the terms of a major settlement agreement aimed at improving its water quality. Advocacy groups say the city is failing to disclose information about its efforts to replace its lead pipes.

They have filed a formal motion asking for a federal judge to force the Michigan city to comply with the agreement.

State and local authorities reached a settlement in March with advocacy groups to spend nearly $100 million to replace thousands of water lines within three years in Flint. It was approved by a federal judge and also requires that authorities make sure residents have filters installed and provide status reports about the program's progress."

Merrit Kennedy reports for NPR December 28, 2017.

Source: NPR, 01/02/2018