September 7, 2016 (Flint, Mich) — Crews from three area companies are now on the job replacing lead-tainted pipes at homes in the City of Flint. Mayor Weaver and members of her staff went to three neighborhoods Wednesday to see the progress being made.
“I’m going to be visiting the sites, the workers and the homeowners on a regular basis,” Mayor Weaver said. “It’s really good to see this happening.”
While some crews started last week, it was just the second day on the job for workers from Goyette Mechanical Inc. Crews started their work with the FAST Start pipe replacement initiative Tuesday replacing three lead-tainted pipes. Wednesday, they were out working on Trumball Drive replacing pipes at another five homes.
“We plan to do five to six homes a day moving forward,” said Kimberly Warner Project Manager for Goyette Mechanical.
Work continued on Arizona Street with crews from W.T. Stevens Construction operating high tech machinery to remove lead pipes at another three homes.
Over on Becker Street, crews from Johnson & Wood were hard at work in the sun and heat replacing pipes at four homes. Roy Width watched with his grandson “RJ” as workers pulled out a lead pipe in front of his house.
“This is good for everyone,” said Width. “It makes me feel more comfortable, more at ease.”