Flint hasn’t accepted $4.8M in federal funds for pipeline work
FLINT, MI — The city of Flint is owed more than $4.8 million for pipeline work done last year but it hasn’t turned in the paperwork to get it.
The money, paid to contractors for replacing pipelines, is reimbursable by the state. Officials say Flint hasn’t submitted the proper paperwork to Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to receive the funds.
In 2017, Flint was given $120 million in federal dollars from the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. This money, along with a $97 million state settlement, is funding the city’s massive pipeline replacement program.
State officials said in order to refund Flint, it needs documents the city signed, which gave contractors a notice to proceed with work. The contractors are WT Stevens Construction, hired for $5.6 million, and Lang Constructors, hired for $5.2 million.
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