Residents of Dexter Township received a big boost of support in their efforts to install an outdoor warning system Tuesday with a $2,500 donation from Enbridge Pipelines, Inc.
The Canadian-based crude oil company has been operating a section of its Line 17 pipeline through the township for the past 12 years.
"Enbridge delivers more than energy we all count on. We also try to direct our efforts to make communities better and safer places to live and work. That's why wer're pleased to join with others in supporting Dexter Township's outdoor warning system project," Joseph Martucci, community relations consultant for Enbridge said.
"We commend the township officials for moving forward with this important public safety initiative that will benefit the citizens and community overall," Martucci added.
Enbridge will be constructing a second 35-mile pipeline later this year from Stockbridge to Freedom Junction in Washtenaw County, which will deliver crude oil to the Marathon refinery in Detroit, Martucci said.
The township's warning system will cost approximately $371,000 to fund 16 electronic emergency sirens.