Change to water procedures on Scottville agenda

September 16, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — Officials in Scottville on Monday will consider adjusting the city’s water inspection procedures to accommodate stricter regulations imposed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) following the Flint water crisis.

The city commission has asked City Attorney Tracy Thompson to amend its ordinance regarding improperly installed cross-connections in water systems that could potentially “allow a backflow into our water system, which could have detrimental effects on the public water supply,” according to City Manager Amy Williams.

The amendment would have Scottville adopt the DEQ’s rules regarding cross-connections, which would require the city to test all properties using the public water supply. Williams said in the notes for Monday’s commission meeting that the DEQ is also requiring testing for residential testing of cross connections as opposed to only testing on commercial properties, which has been the standard until now.

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