Flint Water Service Line Replacement Expenditures - 761-3017-21

Description of Agency

Public Act 340 of 2016 requires the Office of the Auditor General to conduct a final audit of the City of Flint’s use of the $25 million appropriated for water service line removal. Our audit report released in October 2019 addresses the final audit requirement.

Also, on March 28, 2017, a U.S. district judge approved a settlement agreement that required the State to allocate $87 million and set aside an additional $10 million in reserves to pay for the replacement of residential lead and galvanized water service lines in the City of Flint. The settlement agreement required the State to request the OAG to conduct annual “financial” and performance audits of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE’s) administration of the payments or reimbursements described in paragraph 23 of the agreement. This performance audit addresses these requirements and is our fourth report on the expenditures of these funds.

Audit Objectives

  1. To determine the appropriateness of EGLE’s administrative process to issue payments or reimbursements for the Flint water service line replacements.
  2. To determine the appropriateness of EGLE’s expenditure of the Flint water service line replacement appropriations as of July 31, 2021.
  3. To report EGLE’s expenditures of the Flint water service line replacement appropriations.

 

Timing

Estimated Release Date: Late 2021


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