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Flint officials met to select two contractors to move forward with modified proposals in another attempt to determine the true cost of replacing the water pipes before going forward with a city-wide project. Flint had hoped to do 500 lines in the pilot study but has reduced that number to 250.
According to a July 13 statement from Mayor Karen Weaver's office, the city is prepared to ask city council members to vote on awarding contracts to Goyette Mechanical and WT Stevens Construction Inc. for a pilot study for the second phase of Weaver's Fast Start program.
Weaver said the city is also working on another Request For Proposal (RFP) to take bids to replace water service lines at Flint homes.
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