New pump station unveiled

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published May 27, 2016


HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The county’s new $30 million pump station was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Harrison Township May 19.

Located at 35029 Union Lake Road, the new pumping station — an essential part of the Macomb-Oakland Sewer Interceptor Project — replaces an aged and temporary pumping station built in 1973.

The Clintondale Pump Station works to protect consumers’ basements from flooding while also enabling continued population growth and economic development in the eastern part of Macomb County, according to officials.

The Macomb Interceptor Drainage District purchased the original station from Detroit in 2010, and the Macomb County Public Works Office, in conjunction with project engineer METCO Services and general contractor Walsh Construction, completely rebuilt the facility using 165 tons of reinforced steel, 1,400 cubic yards of concrete and extensive underground construction.

“When we took over the station from Detroit, it was in shambles,” said Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco. “It was only a matter of time before a catastrophic failure occurred. By rebuilding this station, we protected the eastside heart of Macomb County’s sewer system. This station’s variable frequency pumps will save energy, while preventing sewage from entering homes and polluting the environment.”

The all-new Clintondale Pump Station will improve sewer reliability for the residents of the Macomb Interceptor Drainage District, which includes the cities of Sterling Heights, Fraser and Utica; the village of New Haven; and Clinton, Harrison, Chesterfield, Lenox, Shelby, Macomb and Washington townships.