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Oakland Macomb Interceptor Repair Project April 2012

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Oakland/Macomb clean water project moving forward
By Chris Laine
For the Daily Tribune

Saturday, April 21,2012

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch
did the honors recently of turning over one of the first
piles of sand to signify the official dedication of
the massive Oakland/Macomb Interceptor Repair Project.

Oakland and Macomb counties were awarded jurisdiction
over the 10-mile $160 million project as part of a
settlement with the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department.
The project runs from Utica Road at Dodge Park Road,
along 15 Mile and then south under the ITC Corridor
on down to the Northeast Pump Station in Detroit.

When completed, the newly reconstructed Oakland Macomb
Interceptor will provide more than 800,000 residents
of both counties with clean water.

“What this project represents is the kind of
inter-governmental cooperation and shared
services Gov. Rick Snyder has encouraged
among local units of government,” McCulloch said.

The Oakland Macomb Interceptor Repair Project,
which began in 2010, is being completed in
phases with completion of both phases
two and three scheduled for 2013.

The ceremony, which was held April 13 at the
ITC Corridor just south of 15 Mile Road in
Sterling Heights, was used to showcase a
specially designed 24-foot-long raft that
resembles a pontoon boat and will be disassembled
above ground, lowered 10 stories underground
into the interceptor and reassembled inside
the sewer line to assist in the rehabilitation
of the Oakland Macomb Interceptor sewer.

In addition to McCulloch and Macomb County Public Works
Commissioner Anthony Marrocco, many local community leaders
and business executives participated in the ceremony,
including Sterling Heights Mayor Pro Tem Michael C. Taylor;
Keith Swaffar, executive chairman of NTH Consultants, Inc.;
Brady Harrington from the Michigan Department of
Agriculture and Rural Development; Walter Rozycki,
senior project manager for Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc.;
Steve Benedettini, president of Spalding DeDecker Associates;
Fritz Klingler, consulting engineer; and Gordie Wilson,
executive vice president of Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick.

For more information on the repair project,
visit the Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner’s
website at

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