Water Quality

 
WELL WATER


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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.

 2013 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF)
 2014 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF)
 2015 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF)
 2016 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF)
 2017 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF) 
 2018 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF)
 2019 Washington Township annual Water Quality Report /Consumer Confidence Report (PDF)


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.

Lead and Copper  (Click this link for more information on Lead and Copper)

PFAS Testing for Drinking Water System (2021 Results)

"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 our 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. 

The water that GLWA distributes to its member partner communities remains water of unquestionable quality."

-from GLWA 09/01/2021



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

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