Macomb County’s sewer system is getting a makeover with only US-made steel
Macomb County has made it clear that U.S. produced materials would be used for its ongoing sewerage projects before the new federal requirements, states Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller in a news release.
Official: Macomb County had to dump 96M gallons of treated sewage due to Detroit pump station failure
The Macomb County Public Works commissioner is urging for an independent investigation of a Detroit pump station that reportedly failed and triggered a water backup chain reaction into Macomb County last week.
Candice Miller says she won’t run for Michigan governor in 2022
Miller said the hole was made during an inspection after a sewer collapse in 1978. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Candice Miller, a suburban Detroit official who has tackled environmental problems since leaving Congress, said Monday she won’t run for governor in 2022. Miller, a Republican, is a popular public works commissioner in Macomb County. “I will not be a candidate for governor in 2022,” Miller, 66, said on Facebook. “Improving water quality in our magnificent Great Lakes, upgrading and maintaining our infrastructure and being a positive component of economic prosperity for Macomb County — these remain my focus," she said.
Fraser sinkhole: $12.5 million settlement announced in case
FRASER, Mich. – Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller announced a $12.5 million settlement for a lot where a home was condemned and demolished because of a 2016 sinkhole in Fraser. It is the largest settlement ever acquired by Macomb County. Overall, 23 homes had to be evacuated -- three condemned including two damaged so badly, they had to be demolished. Neighbors John and Helen Finegen said they are happy to finally find some closure in the situation and thanked the commissioner. What they’ve done, they’ve done a good job,” said John Finegen.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Sept. 29, 2020
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon (watch the episode above). Officials announce settlement in 2016 Fraser sinkhole caseThe Macomb County Public Works commissioner announced the details of a settlement that was reached in the 2016 Fraser sinkhole case.
Settlement reached for 2016 Fraser sinkhole case
FRASER, Mich. – Macomb County Public Works commissioner Candice Miller will announce a settlement in the Fraser sinkhole case on Tuesday involving three contractors. A sinkhole developed on Christmas Eve in 2016. Nearly two dozen homes were evacuated and three houses later were condemned. At the time, the collapse threatened to dump raw sewage into thousands of basements in the county through the broken pipe. However, the companies argued that that wasn’t the case and they shouldn’t be held responsible.
Oakland, Macomb counties spar over apparent flushable toilet wipes coming from sewer system
Oakland, Macomb counties spar over apparent flushable toilet wipes coming from sewer systemPublished: March 10, 2020, 6:28 pmOfficials from Oakland and Macomb counties are feuding over what appear to be flushable toilet wipes coming from the sewer system.
Cleanup begins after diesel spill in Warren's Bear Creek
WARREN, Mich. - The Macomb County Public Works office provided an update as the cleanup begins after a diesel spill in Warren's Bear Creek. Bear Creek runs behind the station, and that's where the spill was found, Alzin said. The assumption was that there was a leaking diesel tank underground, but none of the tanks appeared to have a problem. Now officials with the Macomb County Public Works office are thinking the diesel is very old and might have come from an unused tank. "That was an important thing to find because if you saw, it was brand-new diesel coming out here - that's not the case," Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller said.