As Flint continues to deal with a water crisis, clean water may still be months away. The Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline to Flint which would provide fresh drinking water from Lake Huron is schedule to be finished in mid-2016.
The city is ahead on certain portions of the pipeline but hope that weather delays will not cost them time as they are already leaning closer to a July finishing date rather than the June date others had hoped for. However this pipeline still provides a viable longterm solution:
"We are looking forward to providing Flint residents with quality lake water as soon as the KWA project is completed," said city spokesman Jason Lorenz. "This will lead to long-term sustainability as far as drinking water for the future. We will eventually own our own water source, which for generations to come will be huge."