Workers at Flint Water Treatment Plant Get New System in Place and Operational

June 13, 2016 (Flint) — The City of Flint’s Water Treatment Plant began a continuous process of adding sodium hypochlorite to the water supply at about 9:15 a.m. Monday, according to the city’s interim Utilities Administrator, JoLisa McDay.
“The flow rate is higher today (about 15 MGD) than last Friday (about 12 MGD), so we needed to adjust the pump settings and do a mini-test first thing this morning”.

McDay said after the test, things with the new temporary system appeared to be working well.  The Department of Environmental Quality will have staff on-site all week to observe the operation of the new system and assist as necessary.

McDay is pleased that city officials and staff were able to get the new system in place in a short period of time as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month.