EPA official tours Flint’s upgraded water infrastructure

(UC) — Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 administrator Debra Shore visited Flint, Michigan, this week to inspect the city’s upgraded water infrastructure, WNEM 5 reported.

Shore toured the water treatment plant and chemical feed plant, which have both been upgraded since the Flint water crisis began in 2014.

The tour informed Shore that the city’s upgrades kept Flint residents’ water safe while surrounding areas were affected by a boil water advisory due to a water main break in Port Huron, according to WNEM 5. The back-up water line functioned appropriately to prevent a boil water advisory in Flint, Shore said.

“This is huge. This is what all the hard work and investment over the last few years is about, because just a few years ago this back-up water supply didn’t exist, and flint residents would have been in a whole lot of hurt,” WNEM 5 reported Shore said.

She added that there is more work to be done in the city. Also this month, a mistrial was declared over engineers’ role in the water crisis.

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