Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow.
Nine months after a collapse in a major sewer line on 15 Mile Road created a giant sinkhole in Fraser, a new pipe started carrying the waste of more than 500,000 Macomb County residents Tuesday.
Who would have guessed officials would have cheered poop in a pipe?
But that’s exactly what they did.
“Let’s raise that bulkhead and let the flow go!” Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller shouted before giving a twirl of her hand to a crane operator, who started lifting a large plate that kept sewage from entering the reconstructed part of the sewer interceptor.
With the flip of a switch, Miller shut off an above-ground sewer bypass that’s been hauling sewage for months in pipes along the top of 15 Mile. Then, she told the operator to raise the bulkhead and later clapped, happy the $75-million project is expected to be done ahead of time and under budget.