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|29 weeks 2 days ago||You're right It was the sole||
You're right It was the sole source until sometime in the 50s.
I don't recall exactly what the amount was but it was based on a monthly scale once the council voted to join KWA
|29 weeks 3 days ago||double post||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||So here's what happened||
The City of Flint was approached by Genesee County to join in the formation of a new water authority Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA). At this point and time Flint was a customer on the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD). The selling point for the switch was that Flint would move from the position of a customer to a partner in an authority. With the belief being that it would provide for more long term control in the ever increasing rates they were receiving from DWSD. Residents were complaining about the rapidly increasing water bills at this point.
At the same time the City was under Emergency Management and on their second (technically third) different EM Mike Brown, and Detroit was under Emergency Management with EM Kevyn Orr. Which made for a rather conflicting predicament. When multiple cities under EMs want to make decisions in the best interest of their finances but need approval of the State then it forces the State (Treasure & Governor) to pick which City gets their way. Flint wanted out of the DWSD system, Detroit wanted to keep their largest customer. The financial impact both ways was tough. Ultimately the state punted, they let the City Council vote but encouraged them to listen to DWSDs offer one last time. The City Council ultimately voted 7-1 to switch. With the lone opposing vote wishing to use the Flint River solely as our cheif water source.
DWSD responded that month by cancelling the contract with the City which can be done with 12 months notice. However KWA would not be completed for another 30 months. Once the contract is finished they would be willing to still sell water to Flint but at a greatly increased price. At this point Flint EM Mike Brown had resigned and was replaced by Darnell Earley. Then a November election saw a handful of new councilpersons elected. One particular council person and Earley got off to a very contentious start. So much so that they were barred from verbally communicating with the EM, any city staff or employees. Also the council meetings became quite a spectacle. The EM then utiilized his powers to suspend council from meeting at all.
During this same time period they are trying to decide what they were going to do for the 18 months once they are cut off from DWSD. The two options are pay for DWSD month to month at higher rates, or switch to the Flint River and local treatment plant which to this point served exclusively as an emergency backup. Local officials were split on the decision with the then president of the council and mayor making public statements in support of using the Flint River as a means of providing for our own economic independence and relief for residents with high water rates. However they were not meeting so weren't called to make an official vote. Therefore the only authorizing document for the switch was signed by Earley. So the focus immediately was on getting the treatment plant up to speed to move from an emergency source to primary. Over $4 million in upgrades occur during this time.
Once the switch happens a multitude of problems occur. Fears of bacteria cause an increase in treatment chemicals which then result in rising TTHM which requires public notices to go out. Meanwhile residents are complaining of foul smell and discoloration. Ultimately the key problem was that specific phosphate treatments were not occurring to keep corrosion levels down in the water. State and Local staff had been monitoring and advising that the phosphates weren't needed based on standards for municipalities under 50,000 (Flint est. pop. 90,000). The final straw was a study done by a local pediatrician monitoring blood levels in infants and children. Over the time period of the water switch levels had dramatically increased. Then everyone recognized the lead was actually sourced from the service lines and plumbing associated with specific houses. Of which there are estimated roughly 15,000 structures with lead service lines. However their is no offical number because the data around construction is kept on a series of thousands of index cards.
Since then the City, State & CS Mott foundation put up $12 million to DWSD to switch back until the completion of KWA. Bottled water and water filter giveaways have been held since October. The newly elected Mayor is now pursuing a federal emergency declaration with hopes of accessing millions of additional dollars to address extensive lead infrastructure.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Context||
This specific issue is more about context than person. Let a person of any race or ethnicity yell out to the starting QB as he's running off the field after a terrible performance "Hey n-word you suck!" it's going to come from a place of hate, and it's something no college athlete should have to endure.
Your larger point comes when there are acceptable times for one group of people versus others. That's a debate for another time. In this case it's unacceptable because of the message not the sender.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Yes it's going to suck royally.||
From Lansing on east is pretty much under a sheet of ice going up this way.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||congrats!||
definitely Leaders and Best....Go Blue!!!!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Could be more||
And that's assuming that Saban and other SEC Contracts stay static within the next 6 years. Which they are unlikely to do. Quite an impressive contract clause there.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Mike Hart||
At points during his career it became like an emotional blanket relationship. I'd scream at Lloyd through the TV "just give it to Hart, everything will be ok, just give it to Hart..." The zone left would literally calm me down and make me believe everything was right in the world
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Special Teams||
I'd have to give the most improved to Gallon. The phrase "Gallon deep for Michigan" used to strike fear in the hearts of millions last year. Now he's turning into a poor man's Breaston.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||This is exactly..||
Not what I was thinking at all.
You really baited us with the shower, Captain and change of clothes there sir.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||.||
...thats what she said
|4 years 46 weeks ago||PLEASE read the Liveblog there||
THe Liveblog at Her Loyal Sons is the closest thing we'll ever get to reliving it all over again. Just start around 11:20 pm and enjoy.
My favorite comment: after the Gallon catch on the final drive:
Schadenfreude at its finest
|4 years 46 weeks ago||An additional question:||
I agree completely: What other avenues in life give us the opportunity to do that. Scream at the top of your lungs jump up and down and hug strangers?
Maybe winning a war or a tightly contested election? And those aren't nearly as safe and pleasant as sports. (definitely more significant but you get my point)
|5 years 14 weeks ago||So itsMgoblog official...||
...we're out on Lose Yourself??
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Track regional...||
Was that regional in Bay City 2001 by any chance? If so I was there stretching by the start of the 110s on my back with my eyes closed. Sat up to see everybody running away from the track without me and a mini dust funnel cloud on the baseball field.
Oh yeah I ran a PR split in the 4x4 under the lights later. Epic meet.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Shawn Respert||
1. Shawn Respert
*being that I was born in 84 never seeing Magic in college it's kinda hard to put him up there for me*
|5 years 18 weeks ago||MLB||
If things don't work out with the NBA he throws a mean knuckle ball
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I think a qb||
To answer the question what position impacts a team the most it has to be qb right? Given that I think the only logical answers are someone in the Brady Manning category. Once Woodson (my favorite athlete ever) gets added to the field, don't oppose qbs just stop throwing to him?
The college game would be like slow motion for Brady or Manning and they'd have a field day.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Clay Davis is feeling slighted||
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Wide Open?||
Anybody else notice the terrible secondary coverage out there on the highlight tape? Either Ricky Powers is an expert at play calling, or the competition they're up agains is trash.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I agree...||
I agree with Irish. In the 2010 Spring game it was obviously apparent that Denard had improved his throwing mechanics and decision making. And that our Special Teams were atrocious. I left the game finally thinking the offseason hype around Denard may be justified, and knowing that we wouldn't be able to hit the broadside of a barn outside 30 yards with our fieldgoal units.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||OTL Redemption||
I think Brian should post an Outside The Lines Redemptions post on your epic recovery. This will be better than the Charlie Sheen E True Hollywood Story.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I just spent about 20 min||
... looking for this after you posted today;s (14 teric jones) and I realized I missed this. Yeah the Gator Bowl can't get here soon enough. I'm literally searching for roster picture-countdowns at 2am
(also much blame to stupid finals and grading papers...bah-humbug)
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Top 5||
1. Two Escobars
2. Best that Never Was
4. Winning Time
5. The OJ-Rangers-Knicks Rockets (entire documentary with no interviews and still compelling)
Honorable Mention: Ricky Williams, Guru of Go, Trial of Allen Iverson, Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes,
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I was too slow||
...you beat me to it
|5 years 32 weeks ago||The Dougie..??||
At the 0:26 mark I'm pretty sure Carlton is laying the groundwork for the 2010 Dougie resurgence
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Dr P||
Dr. Phillips only let 4 teams into double digits in a 14 game schedule. Can we send a blanket scholarship offer to their entire secondary?
|5 years 33 weeks ago||If the Jim Delany was...||
If JD was the head of GAP he'd respond tomorrow saying..."just kidding"
|5 years 33 weeks ago||This one evoked the new car that's surprisingly smooth...oooh||
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Denard 6th in voting||
As of mid day Saturday afternoon the projected final votes had Denard in 6th, so I guess an invite would've been tough unless they included the WR from OK State.
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