Flint residents and public interest organizations have entered a settlement agreement with the state to replace lead pipes within 3 years and provide additional testing and monitoring of drinking water. This resolves the federal Safe Drinking Water Act citizen suit, Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri, and the ongoing fight over the court-ordered bottled water delivery in Flint. The court has approved the settlement agreement and will retain jurisdiction to ensure compliance.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, which worked closely on the lawsuit with local citizens and justice organizations such as Concerned Pastors for Social Action and ACLU of Michigan, has details about the settlement and resources for residents on its Flint website. All future testing data will also be available on this website, along with updates on the lead pipe replacement.