Water Pollution Control Division Press Release 6/8/2022

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CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

SUBJECT: SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW

On June 8, 2022 around 9:30 am, the City of Flint Sanitary Sewage Collection System overflowed sanitary sewage from a sanitary sewer manhole onto the ground in Swartz Creek Golf Course. Around 40 gallons of raw sewage spilled onto ground and the discharge ended around 10:00 am. This discharge was due to the sanitary sewer being plugged from a grease and rag build up. The City of Flint Water Service Center responded in a timely manner and removed the blockage in the sanitary sewer. The City of Flint Water Service Center cleaned the sanitary. 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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