The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has told Mayor Karen Weaver that the city will receive a proposed administrative consent order in the next few days but did not spell out which of 15 previously identified trouble spots haven't been fixed.
In August 2017, the DEQ notified the city of 15 recommendations for and deficiencies in the water system, including "significant deficiencies" in the water distribution system and its management and operations staff.
"The city has not resolved all of the identified deficiencies at this time," Eric Oswald, director of the DEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division, wrote in a May 31 letter to Weaver.
"The MDEQ commits to assisting the city in resolving these issues; however the city is primarily responsible for the operation of its system in compliance with applicable laws."
MLive-The Flint Journal could not immediately reach a representative of the city for comment on the notice of the consent order, about 15 of which have been issued by the state in the past year.
When the initial state survey resulted in last year's finding of significant deficiencies, spokeswoman Kristin Moore said many of the "items noted for improvement have been long standing in Flint's water system and were inherited by the current administration."
Many of the problems areas are well known to the city, the DEQ and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including the state's lack of confidence "that the city can continue to demonstrate the technical, managerial and financial capacity necessary to consistently operate the water system" in accordance with the law after current technical and training assistance contracts expire.
Using federal and state money, several contractors continue to work for the city, performing critical tasks that involve oversight of the water plant and planning for current and future projects.
One issue that was resolved since August was the city's commitment to a new 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, a source water decision that had concerned the DEQ.
This article was taken from http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2018/06/state_puts_flint_on_notice_for.html