For the second time in three weeks, rain and sewage flooded our basements.
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) tells us the Connor Creek pumping station and combined sewer overflow couldn’t handle the historic rainfall. “History” keeps repeating itself WAY too often!
That’s why the time to act is NOW!
As promised, I participated in the Great Lakes Water Authority’s board meeting. I was the ONLY member of the public to come forward, but I delivered a message that I think speaks for all of us who lost so much in the flood.
I told the board exactly what I said publicly immediately following the flood: we cannot wait for them to make major improvements to the system. We need IMMEDIATE help for homeowners who want to install back flow preventers and sump pumps.
DONATE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin To help save you time and trouble, I’ve checked with the experts and compiled some tips you may find useful. Thankfully, many of us are past the “standing water stage” but it still might be good information to keep in mind. 1. Don’t wade through … Read more
The torrential rain that fell late Friday was not the first time Connor Creek was overwhelmed in District 4 — and it won’t be the last. Officials blamed unexpectedly heavy rains, but my family and hundreds of other residents in District 4 have come to expect the Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) facilities are not up to the task of keeping our basements and our neighborhoods safe or dry.
DONATE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin By M.L. Elrick I mark every Father’s Day the same way: I go to Facebook and Twitter and post an e-card that says: “Happy Father’s Day to all the real men … Sit down deadbeats, we’ll celebrate you on April Fool’s Day.” And then I … Read more
DONATE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Detroit, Mich.— The Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43 has announced its endorsement of M.L. Elrick for Detroit City Council in District 4. In announcing the union’s endorsement, Teamsters Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak issued the following statement: “Elrick’s passionate, dedicated and effective background in … Read more