Wattles Road between Kirkcaldy and Burnley Roads is now open and the final layer of asphalt has been placed. Surface restoration is underway.
The Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner’s office (WRC) is managing the Wattles Road Linear Storage Project as part of the Evergreen Farmington Sewage Disposal System (EFSDS) North Evergreen Interceptor (NEI) System Improvements project. The purpose of the project is to address hydraulic inefficiencies and pipe capacity issues which increase the risk of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), or discharges of untreated wastewater.
This project is one of several
regional projects that benefit multiple communities that have
Administrative Consent Orders (ACO) to address known deficiencies in the
The project contacts are as follows:
Mike MacDonald, PE
Questions and concerns during construction can be made to the WRC Construction Hotline at 248.858.1105.
Westchester Village Phase I
As part of the Township’s continuing capital improvement program, existing water mains in Westchester Village Subdivision will be replaced over the next several years. The water system that serves most of Westchester Village Subdivision was installed in the 1950’s. The Township operates and maintains the water system for the benefit of all of the Bloomfield Township residents. The scope of work includes upsizing the 6-inch diameter water mains, replacing 8-inch and 12-inch diameter water mains, and replacing and adding hydrants and valves.
The link below includes is a map of this year’s project area, which consists of Farmingdale Drive and Heathfield Drive between Berkshire Drive and Middlebury Lane, Westbourne Drive between Berkshire Drive, and Cranbrook Road, Middlebury Lane between Cranbrook Road and Fox Chase Road, and Berkshire Drive between Westbourne Drive and Farmingdale Drive.
The work is anticipated to start early September 2016 and last through the fall. The contractor performing the work is Bidigare Contractors, Inc. Please see the provided links for the project area map and letters sent to the homeowners. Questions regarding the project can be directed to the Engineering and Environmental Services Department (EESD) at 248.594.2800.
The construction method selected for water main replacement this year is prechlorinated pipe bursting which uses the existing water main pipe as a conduit for the new pipe. Residents within the project area can expect that the water supply will be interrupted for one (1) entire working day while the contractor is working in front of the home replacing the water main. In addition, there will likely be additional short-duration interruptions in service (2-4 hours) at other times when the contractor is making connections to the existing system to residents in the project area as well as residents adjacent to the prject area. Residents will be provided notices approximately one (1) week in advance of construction commencing in the area. In addition, the affected home owners will also be notified 24 hours prior to the proposed water main shut down, with specific instructions on the exact timing and duration of the shutdown.
The Westchester Village Subdivision was developed in the 1950’s, at which time copper piping gained popularity over lead piping. The Township records identify that there are no lead public portions of the water services in Westchester Village Subdivision Phase I area. However, homes constructed prior to the mid-1980’s may have copper plumbing with lead solder. In addition, plumbing and fixtures installed before January 1, 2014, or those purchased from sources outside the United States, may contain lead.
Although lead piping was used less frequently in the 1950’s, if lead piping is identified on the private side of the stop box, the Township will follow up with the property owner. If you suspect that you have a lead service line, please contact the Township as soon as possible at 248-594-2800.
In general, to minimize the potential for lead exposure including from lead solder, flush the cold water tap three minutes or longer until the water is as cold as it will get before using water for drinking or cooking, anytime the water in a particular faucet has not been used for six hours or longer. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead services, how to identify if you have lead plumbing, how to reduce your potential exposure to lead, and testing information can be found on the Township website at http://www.bloomfieldtwp.org/Services/PublicWorks/WaterAndSewer/CurrentWaterReport.asp.
Information about the Township drinking water quality and concerns about lead can be found on the Department of Public Works/Water & Sewer Division/Bloomfield Township Water Quality webpage.
Bloomfield Village Water System Enhancement
As part of the Township’s continuing capital improvement program,
existing water mains in Bloomfield Village will be rehabilitated or
replaced over the next several years. The scope of the project includes
upsizing 6 inch diameter water mains, replacing 8 inch to 12 inch
diameter water mains, replacing and adding fire hydrants, and replacing
valves. The water system enhancement program in Bloomfield Village will
be spread over several years in different phases because of the large
size of the water system.
Bloomfield Township is not aware of any lead services that are part
of the public water system. In the event a lead service is identified
during the Bloomfield Village Water System Enhancement program, the
Township replaces the public portion of the service (from the public
water main to the stop box at the property line) and notifies the
resident of the potential for additional lead piping and plumbing on the
private portion of the water service. The Township is not responsible
for piping on the private portion of the water service on your property
or the internal plumbing of your home.
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Bloomfield Township owns, operates and maintains over 200 miles of sanitary sewers. As such, the Township rehabilitates these existing sewers as needed. When possible, the Township performs rehabilitation by no-dig technologies, in which equipment is inserted into the manholes and the sewer pipe rehabilitated from within. These practices include grouting joints or lining the sewer with a resin filled felt liner. If the initial investigation indicates that an excavation repair or pipe replacement is needed, residents will be notified in advance of this work. In order to prevent odors from the sewer or rehabilitation techniques from entering your home during the project, it is best to pour water into floor drains and seldom used sinks, showers, and tubs. This water will prevent odors from traveling up through the pipe and dispersing in your home. Additional information on how to reduce sewer odors in your home can be found below and on the adjacent document link below.
HowHow Do Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Projects Affect Residents?
During the sewer rehabilitation projects, residents may experience the following disruptions in regular services:
Additional questions can be directed to the Engineering & Environmental Services Department at 248.594.2800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.