Water Quality


The water that GLWA delivers to our community does not contain lead. 


In order to ensure that public water is safe to drink, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably  be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not  necessarily  indicate  that  water  poses  a  health  risk.  The Washington Township annual Water Quality Report  gives  the  sources  of  our  water,  lists  the  results  of  our tests, and contains important information about water and health. The State and EPA require us to test our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. More  information  about  contaminants  and  potential  health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Learn more about water treatment and distribution by watching Faces of Water , a video prepared by DWSD.

For additional assistance, contact  Heather Berger in the Department of Public works:
                                                                         (586) 786-0010 press 221 or by email.

More information on Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
Information on the water crisis in FLINT

(source: www.DWSD.org, 2014/04/24)