Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Keep it separated

September 20, 2012

This section of cement storm sewer pipe has a role in protecting Lake St. Clair from contaminated runoff. The section is part of a hydraulic oil separator. It is being positioned 14 feet under municipal parking Lot 3, off St. Clair in the Village between Ace Hardware and the Grosse Pointe Neighborhood Club. The separator is designed to prevent sediment, oil and debris from storm water runoff. The result is cleaner water discharged into the fresh-water lake. The parking lot is being rebuilt in conjunction with construction of a new and expanded Neighborhood Club.