Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oakland Macomb Interceptor -- Court Orders Repair Schedule for OMI

Earlier today, the U.S. District Court (Judge John Feikens) entered an "Order Establishing Compliance Schedule for Interceptor Repairs," which establishes a schedule for upcoming repairs to the Oakland Macomb Interceptor (OMI). The Court entered this order following a request by Macomb County that a repair schedule be set by the Court. Ownership of the OMI is scheduled to pass from the City of Detroit (DWSD) to Oakland and Macomb Counties shortly.

The Court's June 30, 2009 Order sets an 8 year repair schedule, which is much longer than the 5 year schedule outlined at the June 10, 2009 public hearing on the OMI project. Its unclear why an 3 extra years was tacked onto the schedule when significant portions of the 21 mile long sewer are severely deteriorated and reportedly in danger of collapse.

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