Flint, Michigan – December 15, 2014 – The City of Flint has this week taken a big step toward the eventual transition to use of the Karegnondi Water Authority Pipeline with a much needed upgrade to the City’s Water Treatment Plant. A large 36” connection line which will serve as the main feed to the plant from the new pipeline was installed over the weekend of December 6, 2014. “This massive undertaking was done without interruption of service to customers and ahead of its scheduled completion,” said Department of Public Works Director Howard Croft.
“The installation of the intake section to the water treatment plant represents a key portion of the City of Flint’s transition to using the KWA for our water needs,” said Utilities Administrator Daugherty Johnson. “Once construction on the KWA pipeline reaches Flint, the City will have the necessary connection in place to begin receiving and treating Lake Huron water.” Along with other critical upgrades to the plant in the past two years, the intake installation brings Flint one step closer to having direct control over all of its water system needs. The KWA pipeline is expected to reach Flint by summer of 2016.