Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Perry Street Diversion Project beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 11th at Galloway Lake Park located at 1498 North Perry Street in Pontiac. Attendees will include Water Resources Commissioner staff members, local elected officials, consulting engineers and construction contractors along with representatives from Pontiac and the 13 communities in the Clinton-Oakland Sewage Disposal System.
“My office is excited to have this project completed and functioning,” said Commissioner Nash. “This system not only helps relieve capacity issues for our Clinton-Oakland communities, it also allows us to fully utilize the Pontiac Wastewater Treatment Plant, saves the communities money, and increases flow into the Clinton River. This is a triple win for these systems, all of the communities and the environment.”
The Perry Street Diversion Project addresses sewer capacity issues in the Clinton-Oakland Sewage Disposal System which is made up of 13 communities in the northeast part of Oakland County. The project includes a new sanitary pump station and sanitary sewer force main for diversion into the Pontiac Wastewater TreatmentPlant. The effort is already successful, meeting contractual obligation to the Great Lakes Water Authority to divert 30 percent of the flow that previously went to the Great Lakes Water Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Pontiac Wastewater Treatment Plant instead.
The 13 Clinton-Oakland communities include Auburn Hills, Clarkston, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Oxford Village, Rochester, Rochester Hills and the Townships of Independence, Oakland, Orion, Oxford, Waterford and West Bloomfield.