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“FLINT, MI — Work to reroute a storm sewer line through RACER Trust’s Buick City property in Flint’s north side, which was postponed due to COVID-19 nonessential business restrictions, will resume shortly after Thursday, May 7.

Construction activities will be allowed to resume in Michigan after this date.

The project will replace and reroute more than 3,600 feet of underground storm sewer lines in an effort to stop PFAS contamination from continuing to spill into the Flint River.

The work was paused on March 24 in compliance with Gov. Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order and in consultation with the Michigan Department of Great Lakes, Environment and Energy. All storm sewers at Buick City have continued to operate at full capacity during the shutdown, a Wednesday, May 6, news release states.

Buick City rerouting sewer that’s been leaking PFAS into Flint River

Once the work resumes, the project should take about three months to complete, according to the release. Contractors working at Buick City are required to follow all applicable governmental and health agency guidance and adhere to best practices for safety, including the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing.

The project will stop leaking from decades-old underground pipes and reconfigure the system to avoid a portion of the property that is known to be impacted by PFAS…”