Experts meet on water infrastructure issues in Flint

Steve Carmody, Michigan Radio on March 07, 2017

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder opened a conference on water infrastructure by pointing to Flint’s water crisis as a "warning signal."

More than 300 water quality experts and water system vendors are in Flint for this week's conference. The city's lead-tainted tap water crisis has spurred concern about aging water systems across the country. 

In his keynote address, Gov. Snyder says Flint is not the only bellwether for infrastructure problems.

"We had a sinkhole in Fraser recently," Snyder told the crowd. "We had a boil water advisory in Detroit.  These are all warning signals. Not only warning signals, they're hurting people today," Snyder says.

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