LANSING – State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) applauded a decision by the state of Michigan to reconnect the city of Flint to the water service provided by Detroit. This change will come at no extra cost to the consumer.

“The will of the people has prevailed,” Neeley said. “Now, residents of Flint will no longer have to worry about the basic human right of having clean water to drink.”

Progress was made to address the concerns about the city of Flint’s water system when Rep. Neeley sent a letter to the governor’s office, asking him to step in and take action. Neeley facilitated a meeting between Gov. Rick Snyder’s office and pastors from the city of Flint.

“It’s refreshing to have been a successful advocate for my friends and neighbors on this serious issue involving the health and welfare of my community,” Neeley said. “I was sent here to fight for the best interests of the city of Flint, a community I have served for years, and this is a big win for everyone involved.”