Water Pollution Control Division press Release 5-21-2020

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CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

SUBJECT: RETENTION I TREATMENT BASIN DISCHARGE

On 05/19/2020 @ 02:48 a.m., the City of Flint Water Pollution Control Facility discharged excess wet weather flows, consisting of a treated mixture of stormwater and sewage, from its Retention/Treatment Basin. This discharge was due to wet weather influent flow that exceeded the treatment plant’s designed capacities. The Retention/Treatment basin discharges into the Flint River. The discharge is disinfected and continuously monitored for the duration of the event to ensure adequate treatment. The discharge event ended @ 2:30 p.m. on 5/20/20.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Jeanette Best, WPC Supervisor

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