Lapeer residents and businesses have to make a decision, or rather the city commission has to decide, where the water supply is going to come from for these residents and businesses. That decision will need to be made by mid-May according to City Manager Dale Kerbyson.

Lapeer has been getting its water from Detroit Water & Sewage for more than 40 years,  but residents are fed up with rate increases and the inability to negotiate with the authority. Now, the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) is providing an option. The KWA would like the City of Lapeer to make a commitment by mid-May on leaving the Detroit water system and joining the Flint based authority to build a $600 million pipeline from Lake Huron. KWA has outlined four options to the city commission for its consideration, and is awaiting the answer from Lapeer.