|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.
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