Gov. Snyder signs $28M bill to address Flint water crisis
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law $28 million in emergency funding to address Flint's lead-contaminated water.
It's the second round of state aid for the city since the crisis was confirmed in the fall.
The Republican governor signed the measure Friday at a Michigan Press Association meeting in Grand Rapids. He says the funding will provide immediate resources in Flint but is not the end of state assistance.
The money will pay for bottled water, faucet filters, testing kits, additional school nurses, medical treatment and to help the city with unpaid water bills.
There is also funding to hire outside experts to assess whether Flint's water system infrastructure must be replaced or repaired.
Improperly treated water leached lead from pipes into drinking water.
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