The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flintís badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure.
The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 million.
The fix is part of the Trump administrationís goal of updating the countryís water infrastructure, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said Friday in a press statement.
ďThe people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,Ē he said. ďEPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flintís water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving Americaís water infrastructure.Ē