Flint City Council Using New Trial Program to Avoid Water Shut Offs [VIDEO]
The Flint Water Crisis is obviously still ongoing and is starting to cause more problems for residents. Many city of Flint residents have fallen behind on their water bills and more than one thousand residents have had their water shut off.
Now the Flint City Council has announced a new trial program to try and help out those residents. Michelle Siebecker had her water turned off over two months ago and has around $2,500 of a balance on her water bill. She stopped paying after some bad legal advice and is now struggling to get her water turned back on.
This new program is aimed to help residents get the water turned back on in their homes. To get the water turned back on, residents will have to pay the current bill and a percentage of the balance they owe. If it is their first time being shut off, they would have to pay the current bill and 10% of the balance. If it is the second time being turned off, they will have to pay the current bill and 25% of the balance.
Source: ABC 12