CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION
For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: NORTHWEST PUMP STATION DISCHARGE
On 02/20/2022, at 1:25pm, the City of Flint Water Pollution Control Facility discharged excess wet weather flows, consisting of raw untreated sewage, from its Northwest Pump Station, located at the Flint Water Pollution Facility. This discharge is due equipment failure while the station is under construction. As a precautionary measure required by law, the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Genesee County Health Department have been notified, as well as officials of Flint Township and Flushing.
The Genesee County Health Department recommends against body contact with the Flint River under high flow conditions, particularly downstream of the release, west of the Mill Road Bridge at Flushing Road. Large amounts of runoff and churning of the river sediments generally result in high bacterial levels in the river throughout high flow areas. Notification of the water sample test results will be made by postings on the State of Michigan website.
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.
Jeanette Best, WPC Supervisor