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Federal Judge Will Wait For Flint's New City Council To Decide On Water Agreement

City of Flint water tower
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The election of new City Council members might break an impasse and lead to a long-term deal over drinking water in Flint, Michigan. 

The state has been asking a federal judge to allow Flint's mayor to bypass the council and approve a 3o-year agreement with a regional agency. This is part of a strategy to get the city past a lead contamination crisis. 

Judge David Lawson said Thursday he will postpone a hearing until Nov. 20, a week after five new council members take office. 

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