Special Board Meeting Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 12 Noon

At the request of the Charter Township of Genesee Supervisor, Daniel Eashoo, a Special Board Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 12 Noon in the Genesee Township Board Room located at 7244 N Genesee Road, Genesee, MI 48437.

Agenda:

Office of the Clerk

  • Procedural clarification to confirm motion and support for Resolution 23-03 for 5036 E Francs Road
  • Approve sale of vacant lot parcel #11-19-501-254 Grand Blvd for $200.00 to Markesha Washington

Office of the Supervisor

  • Approve Genesee Township Fire Department fire hose testing at a cost of $4,060 and ground ladder testing at a cost of $675
  • Approve purchase of a 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Interceptor
  • Approve P.O.L.C. Contract
  • Approve auction of two (2) retired police vehicles

Wayne Bates, Genesee Township Clerk

The U.S. DOT wants to hear from you regarding transportation planning!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us your thoughts on the transportation planning process in the Flint Area as part of the Transportation Planning Federal Certification Review

Your input is requested! An opportunity is available to comment on the transportation planning process in the Genesee County Region. This is part of a review that will assess compliance with federal regulations pertaining to the transportation planning process conducted by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), the Michigan Department of Transportation, public transportation providers, and local and regional units of government in the area. We look forward to hearing from you!

Written comments will be accepted until March 01, 2023.  GCMPC, in conjunction with MDOT and public transit providers, will be presenting an overview of the transportation process in two virtual meetings that will be held on February 8th and 9th (1:00- 4:30 pm each day). There will also be opportunity to comment at the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance (GCMA) meeting on February 15th at 7:00 pm. More information about these meetings is forthcoming and will be available on the GCMPC website (gcmpc.org), so stay tuned!

Address comments to:

Christina Ignasiak

Federal Highway Administration, Michigan Division

315 West Allegan Street, Room 201

Lansing, MI 48933

e-mail: Christina.Ignasiak@dot.gov

Update to GCDC-WWS Resonse to GLWA Pipeline Failure (August 15th – 4:00 p.m.)

Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office, Jeffrey Wright, Commissioner, G4608 Beecher Road, Flint, MI 48532 Phone (810) 732-1590   Fax (810) 732-1474

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 15, 2022

RE:  Update to GCDC-WWS Response to GLWA Pipeline Failure (August 15th – 4:00p.m.)

  •  GCDC-WWS continues to supply emergency water to the City of Flint and other Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) communities.
  • Rumors and misinformation circulating on social media stating the Genesee County Water System and KWA Pipeline have experienced a water main break are false.  The water main break occurred withing GLWA’s system.
  • Ther is no boil order for any Genesee County community.
  • The Genesee County Water System and KWA Pipeline are performing as designed in proviing secondary water supply to Flint and neighboring communities in Lapeer County.
  • The voluntary water conservation request for those on Genesee County water continues until further notice, in an effort to ensure adequate water supply to the City of Flint and other GLWA water consumers.
  • Residents are asked to consider limiting high water usage activities usch as watering lawns, using sprinkler systems, wash down cars and buildings, flushing gutters, etc…  This effort remains in place to assist our neighboring GLWA communities as they await repair of their broken water main.

 

Free Residential Latex Paint Recycling

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

101 Burton Street, Flint, MI 48503

Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (810) 766-9089 Ext 205 geneseehabitat.org

Questions? (810) 762-7744 recycle@geneseecountymi.gov gcmpc.org/environmental

  • Drop-off used latex paint at Genesee County Habitat for Humanity during regular business hours
  • Used latex paint is processed into new paint by American Paint Recyclers
  • Cans of EcoTone Paint are then sold at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Please Do Not Bag Your Recyclables

Recyclables placed in plastic bags cannot be recycled as the plastic bag is not recyclable.  Please leave all recyclables loose in the bin.

Thank You

Rewards For Recycling

Sewer Rates to Increase Per Township Ordinance 619 Sewer Treatment Charges

The Genesee County Drain Commission has increased Sewer Rates to the Charter Township of Genesee. Metered Sewer Rates will increase by $.38 per 100 cubic feet and the Readiness To Serve Rate $1.04 per month effective January 1, 2022.  Residents with Flat Rate Sewer Accounts will start paying $42.22 per month with a Quarterly Billing of $126.66.  The increase to the Charter Township of Genesee Residents and Businesses will be effective January 1, 2022.

Water Rates will remain the same.

2020 CCR Report – Water Quality Report for the Charter Township of Genesee

2020 CCR Report.Word.docx

2020 Water Quality Report for  Charter Township of Genesee

This report provides a snapshot of the drinking water quality for Charter Township of Genesee for the calendar year 2020. Genesee County Drain Commissioner-Division of Water and Waste Services (GCDC-WWS) Water Treatment Plant are committed to meeting the state and federal water quality standards including the Lead and Copper Rule.  With the Great Lakes as our water source and proven treatment technologies,  GCDC-WWS Treatment Plant consistently delivers safe drinking water to our community.  Included are details about where our water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards.

About our system:

Your source water comes from Lake Huron. The watershed includes numerous short, seasonal streams that drain to Lake Huron. GCDC-WWS voluntarily developed and received approval in 2017 for a source water protection program (SWIPP) for the Lake Huron Water Treatment Plant and GCDC-WWS Treatment Plant intake.  The program includes seven elements that include the following: roles and duties of government units and water supply agencies, delineation of a source water protection area, identification of potential of source water protection area, management approaches for protection, contingency plans, siting of new sources and public participation and education.  If you would like to know more information about the Source Water Assessment or SWIPP, please contact the Public Works at (810) 640-2000.

Special information available:

 Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800-426-4791.

Health and safety information:

Drinking Water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which are naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which provide the same protection for public health.

       2020 Regulated Detected Contaminant Tables

Inorganic Chemicals – Monitoring at the Plant Finished Water Tap

Regulated

Contaminate

Test

date

 

Unit

Health

Goal

MCLG

Allowed

Level

MCL

Highest

Level

Detected

Range of

Detection

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
 

Flouride*

 

Daily

 

ppm

 

4

 

4

 

 

0.87

 

 

0.12-0.87

 

NO

Erosion of Natural Deposits: Water

Additive, which promotes strong

Teeth: Discharge from fertilizer and

Aluminium factories

Arsenic 4-22-20 ppb 10 10 0.46 N/A NO Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes
Barium 4-22-20 ppm 2 2 .013 N/A NO Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from petroleum and metal refineries discharge from mines

*Flouride is monitored daily in the finished water

Disinfection By-Products- Monitoring in Distribution System

Regulated

Contaminant

Test

Date

 

  Unit

Health

Goal

MCLG

Allowed

Level

MCL

Highest

LRAA

Range of

Detection

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
Total

Trihalomethanes

(TTHM)

 

2020

 

 

ppb

 

n/a

 

80

 

45

 

31 – 69

 

NO

 

By-Product of Drinking

Water Chlorination

Halocetic Acids

(HAA5)

 

2020

 

ppb

 

n/a

 

60

 

21

 

9 – 36

 

NO

By-Product of Drinking

Water disinfection

Disinfection Residuals – Monitoring in Distribution System

Regulated

Contaminant

Unit Health

Goal

MRDLG

Allowed

Level

Highest

RAA

Range of

Detection

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
Total Chlorine

Residual

ppm 4 4 .72 .2 – 1.26 NO Water Additive to control

Microbes

2020 Turbidity – Monitored every 4 Hours at Plant Finished Water

    Highest Single

Measurment Cannot

     Exceed 1 NTU

                 Lowest  Monthly % of Samples Meeting

                Turbidity Limit of 0.3 NTU (minimum 95%)

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
 

0.10 NTU

 

100%

 

NO

 

                Soil Runoff

Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness of water. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of effectiveness of our filtration system

2020 Lead and Copper at Consumer Tap

Regulated

Contaminate

Unit Health

Goal

MCLG

Action

Level

AL

90th

Percentile

Value*

Range of individual results Number of

Samples

Over AL

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
Lead (Jan-June) ppb 0 15 0 0 – 5 0 NO Corrosion of household  plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits,lead service lines

Lead (July-Dec) ppb 0 15 0 0 – 1 0 NO Corrosion of household  plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits, lead service lines

Copper (Jan-June) ppm 1.3 1.3 0.1 0.0 – 0.1 0 NO Corrosion of household plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits

Copper (July-Dec) ppm 1.3 1.3 0.1 0.0 – 0.1 0 NO Corrosion of household plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits

*90th percentile value is the concentration of lead and copper in tap water exceeded by 10 percent of the sites sampled during a monitoring period. If the 90th percentile value is above the AL additional requirements must be met. 

Regulated Contaminant                                 Treatment Technique Typical Source of Contaminant
 

Total Organic Carbon (ppm)

The Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal ratio is calculated as the ratio

Between the actual TOC removal and the TOC removal requirements.

The TOC was measured each quarter and because the level was low

Ther is no TOC removal requirement

 

Erosion of Natural deposits

 

Microbial

Contaminants

MCL MCLG Number

Detected

Violation

Yes/no

Typical Source of

Contaminant

Total Coliform

Bacteria

>1 positive monthly sample

(>5% of monthly samples

Positive)

 

0

 

ND

 

NO

Naturally present in the

environment

 

 E.coli bacteria

Routine and repeat  sample

Total coliform positive, and is

Also fecal or E.coli positive

 

 

0

 

ND

 

NO

Human and Animal fecal

Waste

 

Radionuclides 2019

 
     
Regulated contaminant Test date Unit Health

Goal

MCLG

Allowed Level Level Detected Violation

Yes/No

Major sources in Drinking

Water

Combined Radium

226 and 228

2-13-19 pCi/L 0 5 1.0 +- 0.50 NO       Erosion of Natural Deposits
Gross Alpha 2-13-19 pCi/L 0 15 2.0+-1.0 NO Erosion of Natural  Deposits

 

                                                2020 Unregulated Detected Contaminant

     Unregulated Parameters        MCLG                  MCL         Level Detected Source of Contamination
  Sodium (ppm)          n/a                   n/a                    9 Erosion of natural deposits

 

Unregulated Contaminants

Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of

Unregulated monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and

Whether future regulation is warranted. Before EPA regulates a contaminant, it considers adverse health effects, the

Occurrence of the contaminant in drinking water, and whether the regulation would reduce health risk. GCDC-WWS

Began monitoring for Unregulated contaminants in 2013 and willcontinue additional sampling in 2019 and 2020. The Charter Township of Genesee began Monitoring for Unregulated Contaminates in 2018 and continued sampling into 2019. The following tables list the Unregulated substances detected during the 2019 calendar year.

 Unregulated Contaminants – Monitored at the primary source (AM1 : metals, pesticides, alcohols, SOVCs) – tested for in 2019

Contaminant Units Result Source
Bromide ppm ND – 23.2 Naturally present in fossil fuels, coal, and shale
Total Organic Carbon ppm 2 – 2.4 Erosion of natural deposits

 

2019 Unregulated Contaminants- Monitored at the Treatment Plant and entry Point into System – tested for in 2019

Contaminant Units Range Source
Manganese, total ug/l 2.1 – 10.6 Naturally present in the environment

 

2019 Unregulated Contaminants-Monitored in distribution system(AM1 : Entry Point)

Contaminant Units Range Source
Manganese Ug/l 4.56 – 4.72 Disinfection by products group

 

2019 Unregulated Contaminants – HAA’s Monitored in the distribution system ( AM2 : DBP1,DBP2 ) – tested for in 2019

Contaminant Units Range Source
Bromochloroacetic acid ug/l 3.00 – 3.33 By-product of drinking water disinfection
Bromodichloroacetic acid ug/l 3.52 – 4.56 By-product of drinking water
Chlorodibromoacetic acid ug/l 0.623 – 0.915 By-product of drinking water
Dibromoacetic acid ug/l 0.432 – 0.493 By-product of drinking water
Dichloroacetic acid ug/l 7.61 – 12.3 By-product of drinking water
Monobromoacetic acid ug/l <0.300 – 0.311 By-product of drinking water
Trichloroacetic acid ug/l 7.85 – 12.7 By-product of drinking water

 

2019 Unregulated contaminate – Monitored in Distribution system (AM3 : Entry Point – tested for in 2019

Contaminate Units             Range Source
CVTM Percent CV        .800 – 8.60 Naturally present in the environment

 

Information about lead:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. The water that the GCDC-WWS Water Treatment plant delivers to our community does not contain lead. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Charter Township of Genesee is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may want to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or at http;//www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

                                  How do I read this Chart?

Our water is tested to assure that it is safe and healthy. These Tables are based on tests conducted by Genesee Township within the last five (5) calendar years. We conduct many tests throughout the year, however , only tests that show the presence of a contaminant are shown here. The table on this page is a key to the terms used in the table. Sources of Contaminants show where this substance usually originates.

   Key to Detected Contaminants Table

 

AL

 

Action Level

The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment

Or other requirements which a water system must follow.

 

HAA5

 

Halo Acetic Acids

HAA5 is the total of bromoacetic, chloroacetic, dibromo acetic, dichloroacetic,

and trichloroacetic acids. Compliance is based on the total.

 

 

LRAA

 

Locational Running Annual Average

The average of  analytical results for samples at a particular monitoring location during

the previous four quarters.

 

MCL

 

Maximum Contaminant Level

The highest level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close

to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

 

MCLG

 

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

The level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected

risk to health. MCLG’s allows for a margin of safety.

 

MRDL

 

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level

The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
 

MRDLG

 

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal

The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
 

N/A

 

not applicable

 

Does not apply

 

ND

 

Not Detected

 

Result is not detectable at or below the laboratory detection level

 

NTU

 

Nephelometric Turbidty Units

 

Measures the cloudiness of water

 

pCi/L

 

Picocuries Per Liter

 

A measure of radioactivity

 

ppb

 

Parts per Billion ( one in one billion)

The ppb is equivalent to micrograms per liter.

A microgram = 1/1000 milligrams

 

ug/L

 

Micrograms per Liter

A microgram = 1/1000 milligrams. 1 microgram  per liter is equal to

1 part per billion

 

ppm

 

Parts Per Million (one in one million)

The ppm is equivalent to milligrams per liter.

A milligram = 1/1000 gram

 

RAA

 

Running Annual Average

The average of analytical results for all samples taken

during the previous twelve months.

 

TT

 

Treatment Technique

A required process intended to reduce the level of contaminant  in drinking water.
 

TTHM

 

Total Trihalomethanes

Total Trihalomethanes is the sum of chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. Compliance is based on the total.
 

C

 

Celsius

A scale of Temperature in which water freezes at  0 and boils at  100

under standard conditions.

 

 

Greater Than

 
  90th Percentile The concentration of lead or copper  in tap water exceeded by

10 percent of sites sampled during a monitoring period.

 

Genesee Township, and the GCDC-WWS Treatment Plant are committed to safeguarding our water supply and delivering the highest quality drinking water to protect public health. We will update this report annually and will keep you informed of any problems that may occur throughout the year, as they happen.  Copies are available at Genesse Township Hall, 7244 N. Genesee Rd. Genesee MI 48437.  We invite public participation in decisions that affect drinking water quality.  For more information about your water, or the contents of this report, contact Public Works at (810) 640-2000 ext. #5.  For more information about safe drinking water visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/safewater/.

How do I read this Chart?

It’s easy! Our water is tested to assure that it is safe and healthy. These Tables are based on tests conducted by The Charter Township of Genesee within the last five calendar years. We conduct many tests throughout the year ,however, only testes that show the presence of contaminant are shown here. The table on this page is key to the terms used in the following table. Sources of Contaminants show where this substance usually originates.

                               Key to Detected Contaminates Table

 

Symbol Non-Abbreviated Symbol or Term                  Definition/Explanation
AL Action level The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
HAA5 Halocetic Acids HAA5 is the total of bromoacetic, chloroacetic, dibromo acetic, dichloroacetic, and trichloroacetic acids. Compliance is based on the total.
LRAA Locational Running Annual Average The average of analytical results for samples at particular monitoring location during the previous four quarters.
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goal The level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allows for a margin of safety.
MRDL Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
MRDLG Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
N/A Not Applicable Does not apply
ND Not Detected Result is not detectable at or below the laboratory detection level.
NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Units Measures the cloudiness of water
pCi/L Picocuries Per Liter A measure of radioactivity
ppb Parts Per Billion ( one in one billion) The ppb equivalent to micrograms per liter.

A microgram = 1/1000 milligram

ug/L Micrograms per liter A microgram = 1/1000 milligrams 1 microgram per liter is equivalent to 1 part per billion (ppb)
ppm Parts Per Million ( one in one million The ppm is equivalent to milligrams per liter

A milligram =1/1000 gram

RAA Running Annual Average The average of analytical results for samples taken during the previous twelve months.
TT Treatment Technique A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
TTHM Total Trihalomethanes Total Trihalomethanes is the sum of chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. Compliance is based on total.
C Celsius A scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0 and boils at 100 under standard conditions.
Greater than Mathematical symbol that denotes a value “greater than” another value.
  90TH Percentile Value The concentration of lead or copper in tap water exceeded by 10 percent of sites sampled during a monitoring period.

 

Fire Fighters Needed – Apply on Line

The Charter Township of Genesee is looking to hire Fire Fighters.  On the main page under “I Want To” choose Employment Application.

Thank You