Flint water rates highest in US

Posted at 10:09 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 17:55:39-05

More outrage in Flint, after a new report reveals city residents paid top dollar for contaminated water.

The national study released Tuesday by the public interest group "Food and Water Watch" found that Flint residents paid an average of $864 per year for water.

Their bills nearly doubled the national average, and are nearly four times as high as the water bills in Detroit.

Tuesday, angry residents waited in long lines to talk to US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

He is investigating the tainted water, and was in town to talk to residents about how the crisis has affected them.

A Flint attorney who sued over the water rates claims city officials and emergency managers used the water and sewer money to fund the overall operations of the city, instead of being solely used for the city's sewer fund.