Secondary Water Source
Approximate Investment: $14,726,000
Estimated Completion: Summer 2021

This critically important project will provide the City of Flint with a backup water source for use in case of an emergency. The City of Flint contracts with the Great Lakes Water Authority for water through a 30-year contract agreement. This project provides a link between the City of Flint’s existing water infrastructure and the Genesee County Drain Commission, which would be used only as an emergency backup in case service from GLWA is ever disrupted. Both the Genesee County Drain Commission and GLWA source their water from Lake Huron. The project involves laying roughly 7 miles of pipe, mostly along a Consumers Energy easement, from Frances Road to the new Chemical Feed Building on Dort Highway. The connection to a newly completed secondary water line is scheduled for completion this summer. Other related supporting infrastructure improvements will continue through 2022.

Watch the informational meeting

Flint Water Supply Transition Schedule

Ask the Mayor 8-12-21: Flint Mayor Neeley addresses plans to connect the backup water pipeline

Update 6-08-2021: City of Flint nearing completion of critically important secondary water pipeline project