But a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 ruling, refused the state's plea to set aside the blanket water-delivery order imposed on November 10 by U.S. District Judge David Lawson. "Compliance with the order only requires that the State Defendants deliver bottled water to homes until they ensure that a home has a properly installed and maintained water filter, or if the residents opt-out of the delivery service". But it notes there's "no precedent" for a system that "has caused thousands of people to be exposed to poisonous water".
The majority on the 6th Circuit said the state's "disingenuous claim that the daily delivery of bottled water would be at an expense of $10.5 million a month, is not supported by the record".
It was a two-to-one split decision on the appeals court panel.
The state appealed the order last month after saying delivering water to residents was unnecessary.
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He said healing Flint is a long-term effort, and his administration is focused not only on the water system but adding jobs and opening more preschool slots for disadvantaged kids. The river water wasn't treated to reduce corrosion, causing lead to leach from old pipes.
Mike Glasgow, Flint's former utilities administrator, has been charged with tampering with evidence and willful neglect of duty, and two ex-DEQ employees, Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, have been charged with violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Snyder left the home with several gallons of water and said that he plans on drinking it while "at home and at work".