CITY OF FLINT UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION
For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW
On October 17, 2021 around 4:15 pm, the City of Flint Sanitary Sewage Collection System overflowed sanitary sewage from a sanitary sewer manhole onto the pavement by 610 East Gracelawn Avenue in Flint. Less than 10-gallons raw sewage overflowed onto the pavement from the manhole while cleaning the sewer and was cleaned up. This discharge was due to a sanitary sewage back-up. The City of Flint Water Service Center responded in a timely manner and cleared the back-up. The sanitary sewer was cleaned and jetted. No raw sewage was discharged into the Flint River. Around 4:15 pm on October 17, 2021 the sanitary sewage overflow was stopped and an estimated less than 10-gallons of sanitary sewage was discharged onto the surrounding pavement while cleaning the line. 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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