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Bloomfield Township Water Quality

Bloomfield Township Water Quality

FAQs About Lead and Copper in Water

Per the requirements of the Lead & Copper Rule, Bloomfield Township samples the water at seven selected high-risk homes and sends it out for testing at a state certified lab. If more than 1 sample shows lead levels at above 15 micrograms per liter, we will notify all of our customers and provide instructions on what to do to limit lead exposure as required by MDEQ. Since you cannot see, taste, or smell lead dissolved in water, testing is the only sure way of telling whether there are harmful quantities of lead in your drinking water. Bloomfield Township does not offer testing of water, however if you would like to have your water tested, you can find more information at the link above for MDEQ’s Drinking Water Laboratory.

2017 Annual Quality Water Report

Bloomfield Township is pleased to inform you that in 2017, as in past years, we have surpassed the water quality standards.

Click the link below to read the report.

The 2017 report can also be viewed in PDF format by clicking here.

 

GLWA PFAS Testing for Drinking Water System

August 1, 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is currently conducting statewide testing for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). These 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 since 2009. In our 2017-2018 round of drinking water system screenings, 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. Test results from all five of GLWA’s water treatment plants can be found by clicking here.
PFAS are unregulated contaminants. Unregulated contaminants require that GLWA collect data and report that data to the MDEQ and EPA. They then combine that data with other research to make a determination about potential future drinking water regulations regarding the contaminants.
We take our responsibility to public health and safety seriously, and are in full support of MDEQ’s statewide PFAS sampling effort. Additionally, GLWA can confirm that its water remains of unquestionable quality.
 

Water Rates Effective April 1, 2018

Water (per 1,000 gallons)……………..…………………………$5.86
Sewer (per 1,000 gallons)……………..…………………………$7.99
Water Debt (per quarter)………………………………………….$10.90
Sewer Debt (per quarter)………………………………………….$16.25
Ready to Serve – Water (per quarter)……….........……….$34.00
Ready to Serve – Sewer (per quarter)…………….........…$38.00