Friday, January 29, 2010

Plans for New Water System Gain Momentum in Genesee County

Plans for a new water authority and a proposed $600 million pipeline project in Genesee County appear to be gaining momentum, despite some who have declared the project "reckless folly." 

The new Chairman of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, Jamie Curtis, has come out squarely in favor of the plan advanced last year by Genesee County Drain Commissioner, Jeff Wright. 
"I'm not going to settle for anything less than for us to complete that waterline," Curtis said of the long-talked-about project. “It is priority-one."
 Click here for the rest of the story from the Flint News.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

DWSD Water and Sewer Rates to Increase (Again)

DWSD's rate consultant, Bart Foster, reports that declining water consumption is the key variable driving this year's proposed 9.5% in Metro-Detroit water and sewer rates.  Declining revenue was also a key factor in DWSD's decision last year to delay construction of new water mains into Genesee County. The other critical factor was Genesee County's announced plans to build their own water system.   

Friday, January 8, 2010

Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain District: 2010 Meeting Schedule Set

The Board for the Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain District (OMID), the legal entity that owns and operates the Oakland-Macomb Interceptor (OMI) as of October 22, 2009, has published its schedule of meetings for 2010 (here).  Half of the meetings will be held in Oakland County, and half in Macomb County.

The OMID recently bid out the first two contracts for what is planned to be a $160 million repair and rehabilitation project spread out over 6-8 contracts. 

Click here for more information about the Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain project.