CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION
For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: RETENTION / TREATMENT BASIN DISCHARGE
On 10-25-21 at 12:15 p.m., the City of Flint Water Pollution Control Facility discharged excess wet weather flows, consisting of a treated mixture of stormwater and sewage, from its Retention / Treatment Basin. This discharge was due to wet weather influent flow that exceeded the treatment plant’s designed capacities. The Retention / Treatment basin discharges into the Flint River. The discharge is disinfected and continuously monitored for the duration of the event to ensure adequate treatment. 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.
This discharge event ended on 10-27-21 at 1:00 a.m.
Public Health Advisory – Genesee County Health Officer Robert M. Pestronk recommends against any contact with the Flint River downstream of the release west of the Mill Road bridge at Flushing Road. Notification of the water sample test results by postings on the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s website. Any revisions or withdrawal of the health advisory will be made as soon as results are available.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Jeanette Best, WPC Supervisor