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.