In January 2017, Governor Snyder supported efforts made by Mayor Weaver by reaching out to officials with General Motors asking them to return to the flint Water system. The City of Flint currently services all of the General Motors (GM) complex on Vanslyke (final assembly, metal stamping, paint shop, new body shop) with the exception of the engine plant.
Now that City Council has approved Mayor Weaver’s water source recommendation (long-term commitment to receive water from GLWA), once GM water quality tests confirm the quality of the GLWA water from the Flint system, officials say GM should fully return to the Flint supply. A move that could increase annual revenues by approximately $500,000.
“We appreciate the governor for reaching out to officials at General Motors,” said Mayor Weaver. “Now that a long-term water source has been selected, we certainly hope General Motors will resume using water from the Flint water system. We look forward to having GM as a water customer once again in the very near future.”