Archived News Release: July 13, 2020 - On Friday, July 10, a 42-inch sanitary sewer line was broken while undergoing renovations by a city contractor. An estimated 9,000 gallons of sanitary sewage escaped the pipe into a pit created to facilitate the work and then re-entered the sanitary system through a newly constructed 30-inch sanitary sewer line. No
overflows escaped the shaft leading to the new sanitary line nor at any time left
the project site, which is located at Fuller and Glen Court. No workers were
injured during the incident.
In accordance with regulatory protocols, City of Ann Arbor staff notified the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
# # # # #
Water Quality Manager
734.794.6000 ext. 43735
Ann Arbor has 119,000 residents, spans 28.9 square miles and is frequently recognized as a foremost place to live, learn, work, thrive and visit.
To keep up with City of Ann Arbor information, subscribe for email updates, follow us on Twitter
or become a city fan on Facebook.
The city's mission is to deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe and diverse community.