Upcoming Sewer Project

Sewer Work to Begin Along River
Posted on 11/05/2019
Sewer WorkWork began this morning to clean and strengthen the sewer line that runs along the Flint River to our Waste Water Treatment Plant. While cleaning it, a camera will be utilized to access any previously unknown damage. After the cleaning of the line is complete, crews will begin relining the pipe to strengthen it from the inside out.

Why would this type of project be necessary? The existing line, in its current condition, has withstood several floods which has weakened it due to the weight of the water. As that has happened, cracks have formed and debris has seeped in the line causing further damage.
The crew, which began work this morning, will be working the remainder of the week, beginning closest to Cheney Griffin Park, and continuing towards the WWTP.
Beginning next week, crews will begin the relining process. They estimate they can work at a rate of 1,000 feet per day and their portion of the project should last 8 days. Once they are complete, the bypass pipe installed along Hatcher Road will be removed.
Due to the safety of those crews working and our staff beginning preparations for our Lights Along the River holidays displays, Hatcher Road, from Cheney Griffin Park to the Earle May Boat Basin, will be closed 8 am to 5 pm Monday- Friday for the next several weeks. Our citizens will still have access to the fishing dock and pump track located in Cheney Griffin Park.