Check Presentations to Lenawee, Washtenaw & Livingston Counties held on February 28

Part of Rover’s $270,000 donation to emergency management agencies across its four-state route

Howell, MI, March 8, 2018 – Rover Pipeline presented $10,000 checks to Livingston, Washtenaw and Lenawee County Emergency Management Departments last week as part of its overall commitment to donate a total of $270,000 across its four-state route. The check presentations were held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in each of the three counties in Michigan through which the Rover Pipeline traverses.

Rover Pipeline has long stated it is committed to be a good neighbor, a good business partner and a valued member of these communities. Rover Pipeline has made similar donations to county emergency management agencies across the four-state route, totaling $270,000 across the 27 counties in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.


Livingston, Washtenaw and Lenawee counties have approximately 73 miles of the 713-mile pipeline. Livingston County Emergency Manager Therese Cremonte noted, “The Livingston County Special Response Team (SRT) appreciates the generous donation of $10,000 from Rover Pipeline. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and training for the SRT.  The funding enhances the ability of the SRT to plan, prepare for, and respond to, all hazards or emergencies that may occur in Livingston County.”

Lenawee County was represented by Craig Tanis, the county’s Emergency Management Coordinator. “Lenawee County is grateful to Energy Transfer Partners and Rover Pipeline for their generous donation of $10,000 to the Emergency Management program.  These funds will allow us to provide additional training, exercising, and equipment for our First Responders.”

The Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Response Team was also pleased to announce it had received a donation of $10,000 from Rover Pipeline. Victor Chevrette, Team Director and Chief of the Superior Township Fire Department, stated, “This much needed funding will be used toward the purchase of an Area Rae Pro air monitor.  This monitor is used on all Emergency Incident Responses to conduct air monitoring. The current air monitors are 17 years old and are no longer supported for updates and repairs.  The Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Response Team operates on a limited budget by donations, fundraiser and Fire Department Membership Dues.  We greatly thank Rover Pipeline for its generous donation.”

Currently, the Rover Pipeline is more than 99% complete with construction of the project. Phase 1 was placed into service in phases with Phase 1A going into service on August 31, 2017; Phase 1B was placed into service on December 15, 2017.  Phase 1 is now capable of transporting more than 1.7 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day of natural gas from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio. The full project is anticipated to be in service in the second quarter of 2018.



  1. The destruction ET Rover has caused the environment and community doesn’t even compare to the paltry $10 K each that the counties received. Blood Money and those politicians holding their hands out need to be removed from their positions for selling out their community. Instead, let’s talk about the 62 million gallons of gasoline contaminated water ET Rover knowingly discharged into Portage Creek.

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