George W. Kuhn RTB
The George W. Kuhn Drainage District (formerly the Twelve Towns Drainage District) serves all or part of 14 communities, encompassing a drainage area of 24,500 acres upstream of the Red Run Drain, a tributary of the Clinton River. During dry weather, all flow is routed to the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant, but during heavy rainfall, high volumes of combined sewage (typically more than 93 percent stormwater), exceed the outlet capacity to Detroit, causing excess flow to be diverted to the GWK RTB where it is stored, screened and disinfected prior to discharge to the Red Run Drain.
We welcome you to view this
short video to learn more about the GWK RTB operations.
Pictured below are detailed descriptions of the various operations at the GWK RTB.