(WPC) is responsible for maintaining a
clean Flint River in three ways. First, it operates and maintains a 50 million
gallon per day capacity treatment plant and 9 remote pumping stations for
conveying sewage through sanitary sewers. It cleans this wastewater from homes,
businesses, and industries before discharging it to the river. The cleanliness
of the wastewater discharged consistently exceeds standards set by the Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality and the U. S. Environmental Protection
To prevent overloading of the plant or damage to sewers, WPC administers an
Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP). The IPP tests and regulates discharges
from industries into the sanitary sewers.
WPC also administers the City’s Storm water Management Plan, designed to prevent
water pollution caused by illegal discharges to rivers via the street drains
(storm sewers) that empty
directly into them. WPC monitors chemical spills and
other illicit discharges to the City’s storm water collection system. To report
dumping of polluting wastes, such as oil, paint, chemicals or rubbish, into
storm sewers, call the Environmental Compliance Unit at 766-7210.
To schedule a tour of the facilities, or for more information regarding
prevention of water pollution, call 766-7210. Sewer backups or blockages should
be reported to Sewer Maintenance at 766-7079.
Water Pollution Control
G-4652 Beecher Road
Flint. MI 48432
Business Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you have a billing problem or question please call the Customer Service
Division at 766-7015
If water is backing up from the drains in your basement or if streets are
flooding call Sewer Maintenance at