While Flint and other Genesee County communities are exiting the Detroit water supply, Imlay Township has made its decision to stay with Detroit Water and Sewer Department (DWSD). With water rates on the rise and a new pipeline being built to carry water from Lake Huron, why is Imlay Township staying?While Genesee County and the City of Flint have signed contracts for water from the pipeline being built, the rest of the communities aqlong the route are still testing the waters, so to speak.

It could cost some communities as much as 4-14 million dollars in running water mains from the new pipeline. Almonts Village Manager Oliver Turner said the cost of just running a water main from the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) would cost about $10 million.

Negotiations are underway in a number of cities to decide which source works best for them. Imlay Township has decided it is in their best interests to stay with Detroit.