Howell Township officials say damages to utility lines caused by Enbridge may reach $1M
Howell Township officials claim damages incurred to water and sewer lines breached during a replacement of Enbridge Energy LP's Line 6B in Livingston County could reach $1 million, according to media reports.
While Enbridge workers were boring under the roadway at the intersection of Burkhart Road and Grand River Avenue to install new pipeline, water and sewer lines were breached, township officials and the Livingston County Road Commission stated.
Enbridge is reviewing the incident to determine what caused the line breaks and who is responsible for fixing them, the Daily Press & Argus reported.
Enbridge Pipelines Toledo Inc. also is in the midst of constructing a new pipeline through the northwest corner of Washtenaw County -- Line 79 -- that's adjacent and parallel to an existing pipeline it owns and operates in the area. Both lines would get their crude oil from Line 6B.
The company initially said the project would be completed by early April, but weather complications have pushed the completion date in to early May.