Non-profits continue to pay for pipe replacements in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (03/10/16) - Another family in Flint is getting new pipes. It is part of a plan backed by Flint area non-profits to start swapping pipes now.

So far, they've done two homes on Flint's north side in one week.

Early Thursday morning, crews started digging up pipes at a home off of Alma Street, near Saginaw and Carpenter.

The Made Institute, Broome Empowerment Village and the Flint Islamic Center are the three groups behind the project.

The first home they did, also on Alma Street, there was a single mother living there with two children. Thursday, their neighbor, who is also a member of one of the non-profits involved, is getting a brand new copper service line.

"I hope to see more of these pilot programs being done to assist the mayor with what she is doing. One house at a time, I want to see the people have a state of mind knowing that they got clean, safe water," said Leon El-Alamin.

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