“GLWA Field Service Crews and contractors continue to work around the clock to accomplish the repair of the 48-inch water transmission main that broke in the area of 14 Mile and Drake on Sunday, October 31. While crews had been successful in isolating the valves on the broken pipe to begin repair work yesterday, the isolation did not hold and water once again began filling the excavated area. GLWA has developed a solution to this issue that is planned to be implemented by Sunday, November 7, allowing crews to then complete the overall repair of the 20-foot section of water main by late next week. This timeframe includes pressure testing, disinfecting and flushing the main, as well as conducting water quality testing required after all repairs of this nature.
Throughout this process, impacted communities will continue to have water flow. However, it will continue to be at the lower level they have been experiencing since the main broke.
It should also be noted that the results for both rounds of water quality testing came back clear and the boil water advisories have been lifted in Commerce Township, Novi and Walled Lake.
GLWA will conduct a full analysis to determine the cause and any further assessments needed once all work is complete.”
- Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer-Water & Field Services, GLWA
Beverly Walker-Griffea, Ph.D.Board Representative for the State of Michigan
Beverly Walker-Griffea, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in higher education and is the current president of Mott Community College. Active in the Flint community, she is a member of the Greater Flint Health Coalition Board of Directors, McLaren Health Care of Flint Board of Trustees, the Metro Community Development Board of Directors, Carriage Town Ministries Board of Directors, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ivy House, and is a member of the Flint Chapter of the NAACP. Walker-Griffea, Ph.D. formerly served as a member of the Flint City Water Response Team.
Walker-Griffea, Ph.D. earned her Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in Broadcast Communications, Master of Education from Virginia State University, and Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.
She was appointed to the GLWA Board of Directors by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to represent areas served by the Authority outside of the city of Detroit and the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb.