CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION
For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW
On October 10, 2021 around 1:00 pm, the City of Flint Sanitary Sewage Collection System overflowed sanitary sewage from a sanitary sewer manhole onto the pavement around 5627 Fleming Road. About 300-gallons raw sewage overflowed onto the pavement from the sanitary sewer manhole. This discharge was due to instrumentation failure at the sewer pump station. The City of Flint Water Service Center responded in a timely manner. The sanitary sewer was cleaned and maintenance was performed at the pump station. Around 1:10 pm on October 10, 2021 the sanitary sewage overflow was stopped and an estimated 300-gallons of sanitary sewage overflowed onto the pavement. 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. The discharge has now ended and the line has been cleaned.
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