Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said Wednesday she would ask the City Council to approve contracts this week to hire two companies to replace no more than 250 lines in the hopes of controlling future costs.

The cash strapped city originally had hoped to replace as many as 500 pipes using $2 million from the state.  But high cost estimates delayed the process and then forced the city to scale back, at least for now, according to the mayor.

The plan is to use half of the $2 million at the most, replacing water service lines at up to 250 homes.  Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.