Water Pollution Control Division press release 9-23-2021

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CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

SUBJECT: SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW

On September 23, 2021 around 7:00 am, the City of Flint Sanitary Sewage Collection System overflowed sanitary sewage from a sanitary sewer manhole onto the pavement located south of the intersection of Fenton Road and Barlow Avenue. An undetermined amount of raw sewage mixed with rainwater is flowing to a storm catch basin that flows to Swartz Creek and the discharge is ongoing. This discharge was due to excessive wet weather flow caused by the last three days of rain. The City of Flint Water Service Center responded in a timely manner and is currently working to resolve the situation. As a precautionary measure required by law, the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and the Genesee County Health Department have been notified.
Please utilize your facilities to disseminate this information to the public as soon as possible for the protection of the public. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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