Detroit’s water system and the roots of the Flint Water Crisis | Eclectablog

The following guest post was written by Dennis L. Green, a retired certified Professional Engineer from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). Dennis graduated from Cass Technical High School’s Electrical program in 1963 and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Tech in 1969.

After graduation, Dennis went to work for the Detroit Water Department, Engineering Division where he began as a Junior Engineer and worked his way up to Head Water Systems Engineer for Facilities Design.

He served on the AWWA Technical Advisory Workgroup for communications and designed the new wholesale metering system that ended the rate suits and won the HART Controls Foundation international 2003 Plant of the Year award for his groundbreaking application of their data protocol.

In July of 2000, Mayor Archer delegated his emergency powers from the order issued by Federal Judge John Feikens to him in order to mitigate the loss of 3/5 of the secondary treatment at the…

Source: Detroit’s water system and the roots of the Flint Water Crisis | Eclectablog

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