Detroit to look into east side pump station failure through flooding

Detroit — Town officials are investigating the lead to of a ability failure at a just lately upgraded Detroit pumping station all through historic weekend flooding that resulted in sewage backups for countless numbers of homeowners. 

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department advised Detroit Town Council Tuesday that it intends to deliver on an independent engineering firm to evaluate how the Conner Creek pumping station was operating and the conditions that existed when Detroit was hit with much more than 6 inches of rainfall over a five-hour time period right away Friday and into Saturday morning. 

DWSD Director Gary Brown famous a separate investigation of concerns involving the lessen east aspect pumping station on Freud Road took position following large rains in 2016. 

Because then, Brown extra, $30 million has been invested into the station “to rebuild those pumps and people pumps worked as developed.”

Terry Dudley moves flooded items to the curb of his home on Harvard Street on the east side of Detroit while cleaning up after heavy rains caused weekend flooding.