President Trump is a problem solver, unlike his predecessor former President Barack Obama.
After years of neglect by Obama, the citizens of Flint, Michigan, were left with water that is so polluted that it melted the pipes it was traveling in.
That is set to change after Trump issued a grant through the EPA that will provide Flint with $100 million to solve their water problems.
“The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in an agency news release. “EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure.”
“We are excited and very grateful to receive these much-needed funds,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. “The City of Flint being awarded a grant of this magnitude in such a critical time of need will be a huge benefit.”
“As we prepare to start the next phase of the FAST Start pipe replacement program, these funds will give us what we need to reach our goal of replacing 6,000 pipes this year and make other needed infrastructure improvements,” she added. “We look forward to the continued support of the EPA and federal government.”
The state of Michigan agreed to match 20 percent of the grant and has pitched an additional $20 million.
It looks like the citizens of Flint will soon have clean drinking water to drink.