Mayors call for more help from feds for water infrastructure

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The nation’s mayors want Washington to spend more to fix problems with water infrastructure in America’s cities.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors-Water Council was in Flint this week to learn more about the city’s water crisis and how it relates to a growing infrastructure problem nationwide.

Lima, Ohio Mayor David Berger says the federal government has been stepping away its obligation to partner with local governments since the mid-1980’s. 

He’s got a message for Congress.

“You are not providing us with enough financial assistance, so that we at the local level can meet the costly mandates that you, Congress and the federal government, have given to us,” Berger said during a break in Friday’s meeting in Flint.