Flint River Outfall Replacement Project

The Flint River Outfall Replacement Project is the first Project PipeFix project. The entire Flint River Outfall is 10 miles long and will be replaced in phases. It is one of the oldest and dates back to the 1950s. Phase 1 will renew a section from the Casey Water Reclamation Facility to Highway 138.

Phase 1 has been broken into two sections:

  • 1A runs from the Casey WRF to Maggie Lane.
  • 1B runs from Maggie lane to Highway 13

Phase 1 started in late Fall 2015 and was completed in late summer 2016.  Each section is expected to take nine months to complete.

Contractor Work Hours

Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Weekends from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The contractor will install a new 60-inch line made of more advanced, corrosion resistant materials. The new line will replace the current 24-inch and 48-inch lines.   The 24-inch line will be removed to make room for the 60-inch line. The 48-inch line will be “abandoned in place.”  Leaving out-of-service lines in-ground minimizes the need for new easement.   


Keeping the Flint River Outfall Working During Renewal

The work will be done in 1,000 foot sections using by-pass pumping so that the outfall remains operational. A set of above ground pipes will “by-pass” the area of active replacement and ensure that flow continues to move through the Flint River Outfall to the Casey WRF for treatment. Large pumps and generators will keep the by-pass system running 24 hours a day. Residents and businesses near the by-pass area may notice increased noise.  


Frequently Asked Questions About the Flint River Outfall Replacement

How do I know if CCWA has an easement on my property?

If you are a property owner along the outfall path, you may have already received a letter from CCWA regarding the easement on your property or will be receiving one with a copy of the existing easement agreement. In some areas, we will need to acquire additional easement and will also need temporary easement during construction. Our land agents will contact property owners individually for this discussion.  Learn more about easements at Project PipeFix. 

How will my property be restored to its pre-construction condition?

CCWA is committed to being a good neighbor. Private property affected by this project will be restored as closely as possible to its pre-construction condition once the work is complete. Temporary restoration, such as straw or other ground cover, will likely be needed during construction to keep the ground stable. Weather, terrain and other factors can affect the construction and restoration timeline.

If there is a permanent structure or tree on the easement, it will likely be removed during construction and relocated as a whole if possible (for example a shed on skids) but it cannot be returned to the easement area once the project is finished for safety and maintenance reasons. 

Will my sewer service be affected during construction?

No. The outfall is a large sewer pipeline that smaller sewer lines connect to so individual services will not be affected. 

Will the Flint River Outfall Replacement project affect my monthly bill?

The cost of the replacement project is already built in to CCWA’s budget. By completing the replacement work in different phases we can better match the highest priority replacement needs with the current level of available funding. 


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