The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) Per and Polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) drinking water rule requires testing for seven PFAS compounds and established maximum contaminant levels (MCLs). PFAS are man-made compounds used in the manufacturing of carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packages for food and other materials that are resistant to water, grease or stains. They are also found in products such as firefighting foams, cleaners, cosmetics, paints, adhesives and insecticides.
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has been monitoring PFAS in since 2009. In their latest round of drinking water system testing required under the rule, GLWA is pleased to assure the public that these chemicals were not detected. This means that PFAS levels were below that which is measurable under the EPA’s standard analytical methodology for the detection of the compounds. View the full test results from GLWA’s five water treatment plants here. The water that GLWA distributes to its member partner communities remains water of unquestionable quality.
In partnership with member partner communities, educational resources regarding PFAS have been developed and updated with the most recent results. Click the links below or visit our Member Partner Resource page to check them out.
How Cost Effective is My Tap Water?
The image below shows a side-by-side comparison of the cost of 1,000 gallons of water at your current water rate vs. the cost of bottled water you would buy at your local supermarket or wholesale club. The brief explanation puts into perspective how cost effective tap water really is. Click on the image below for a larger graphic.
It is important the we avoid the use of flushable wipes in our sanitary sewer system. Please watch the video below to understand why it is so important.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is a combined departmental operation that provides high quality water service for residential, commercial and industrial use, including fire protection. The DPW also provides for safe and efficient collection and transport of all wastewater from properties connected to the sewer system using hundreds of miles of sanitary sewer lines and pumping stations. The DPW is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of all township buildings, parks, grounds, bike paths and cemeteries.