Lawsuit against City of Flint brought by Coalition for Clean Water Dismissed by Circuit Court
Flint, Michigan – September 15, 2015 – The lawsuit brought against the City of Flint by the Coalition for Clean Water has been dismissed by Circuit Court Judge Archie Hayman. In his September 14 ruling, Judge Hayman determined that the plaintiff did not state a valid cause of action against the City of Flint, the Mayor and the City Administrator. Judge Hayman also determined that he did not have jurisdiction to provide the relief sought by the plaintiff. All counts of the Coalition’s amended complaint were therefore dismissed.
The City of Flint has maintained communication with both the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to ensure all proper safety and quality standards have been followed. The MDEQ recently notified Flint that it is no longer in violation of the Safe Water Drinking Act due to total trihalomethanes (TTHM) following four consecutive quarters of testing showing levels below the federal action level. The City of Flint will continue to work to ensure safe, quality and affordable drinking water to its residents, businesses and visitors.
The City of Flint will continue to provide updates on its water progress through its website, cityofflint.com. Anyone with water issues is encouraged to call 810-766-7202 so that they can be addressed. Residents wishing to receive a free and independent in-home water test can call 810-787-6537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.