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Federal judge delays deadline on Flint water source

Source: City of Flint Source: City of Flint
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

City officials have filed an emergency motion asking a judge to extend the deadline deciding the future of Flint's water source. 

The council was ordered to accept a 30-year deal Monday with the Detroit-based Great Lakes Water Authority or provide another option after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality sued the city for not making a decision sooner. 

Councilman Scott Kincaid told TV5 the council electronically filed a motion Sunday asking the judge to reconsider that order. They're hoping for even more time to weigh the options and get an experts opinion. 

On Monday, a federal judge gave MDEQ until Tuesday, Oct. 24 to respond to the council's request for a stay on the deadline. 

Kincaid said he does not expect the council to approve a long-term deal with GLWA at the council meeting Monday evening because the current offer includes a rate hike each year. 

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