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Mayor: Flint Pipe Replacement A Year Ahead of Schedule

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says her city’s lead pipe replacement program is a year ahead of schedule.

The replacement program is a response to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis.

Over the past two years, the city has checked more than 18,000 service lines connecting Flint homes to city water mains.  

Nearly 8,000 lead and galvanized pipes were replaced with copper.

At a Tuesday morning news conference, Weaver said they’re going to keep going.

“We’re not finished.  We’re not finished.  So I don’t want anybody to be confused about that.  We’re not finished," said Mayor Weaver.

Weaver said there are another 10-12,000 service lines to be checked for lead pipes. 

The city has been criticized by groups that claim the pipe replacement program has not been prioritizing homes with likely lead pipes.  

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