Grosse Pointe Farms residents continued to express their frustrations in the wake of during a special informational meeting on Monday at the .
Some residents asked for more concrete answers and options, some expressed dissatisfaction with DTE, and some said they wanted financial reimbursement from the city.
Farms City Manager Shane L. Reeside said that the . Reeside also said the following steps had been taken:
- DTE has verified the load and capacity of each power line to the pump station.
- DTE has conducted survey of primary lines to the pumps and will provide a status update by the end of the week.
- DTE has installed monitors to record the quality of the power lines.
- City wants to evaluate the pump station to assess its current condition and what, if any, changes need to be made. The grant application for the S2 grant is due Sept. 30. The city should hear the outcome of the grant awards by November.
- There is now temporary generator equipment on-site for power to pumps Nos. 7 and 8. The electrical hookup is expected to be complete and operational by Sept. 30.
- An independent review of the pump station operations has been conducted. Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc. tested the switchgear Monday morning, and the pumps were tested on Sept. 23. In the test during Monday’s rain, the pumps worked as they should.
- An operator at the plant is monitoring the automated system around the clock.
“We want it resolved it,” Reeside said. “We really do.”