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Genesee County is planning to build a connector to the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline in order to start treating Lake Huron water and allow the city of Flint to continue receiving Detroit water.
The seven-mile pipeline would make it possible for Flint to keep buying pre-treated water from the Great Lakes Water Authority until at least 2019.
The connector construction is expected to begin in May and cost at least $12 million. County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright says the county would have to otherwise spend over $60 million on Great Lakes Water Authority while waiting for Flint to decide on future permanent water sources.
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