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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Footing Drain Disconnection Program to be Discussed August 9

A sewer manhole cover

August 2, 2021 – City of Midland Wastewater staff will present information on a proposed Footing Drain Disconnection Program (FDDP) to City Council for further discussion on August 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 333 W. Ellsworth Street.  This is a follow up discussion to a City Council workshop held on June 21, 2021.

Whitewood District (click to view a larger image)

Moorland District (click to view a larger image)

Whitewood FDD Program - 2021

Moorland FDD Program - 2021


This program is tentatively proposed for approximately 370 properties located in the Moorland and Whitewood pumping districts. A map of these properties can be found at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/floodresponse or viewed below. Residents at these addresses were sent a letter in the mail on July 26, 2021 containing information about attending or viewing this meeting.

City staff and consultants will provide a detailed overview of the potential program and answer questions regarding implementation, cost, homeowner responsibility, and more. City Council direction will be requested at the conclusion of the discussion.  Attendees are reminded that while the meeting begins at 7 p.m., the FDDP program may not be the first item on the City Council agenda and it is uncertain at exactly what time review of this item will begin.

Residents who cannot attend the meeting in person on August 9 can watch it live on cable television via MGTV-188 (Charter) or 99 (AT&T U-verse), on the MCTV Network app on Roku or Apple TV, or online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/livestream. Questions may be submitted ahead of the meeting via email at footingdrains@midland-mi.org or by phone at 989-837-3500. Correspondence must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021 to be considered during the meeting.

To read the findings of the 2017 and 2020 sewer studies and view a list of all flood-related action items completed to date, please visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/floodresponse. City staff have also compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the FDDP program that can be found at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/footingdrainFAQ

 

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