Bloomfield Township Water Quality
FAQs About Lead and Copper in Water
|2021 Annual Quality Water Report
Bloomfield Township is pleased to inform you that in 2021, as in past years, we have surpassed the water quality standards required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The 2021 Annual Water Quality Report describes the source of our water, lists our test results, and contains important information about water and health. This report is intended to provide consumer understanding of drinking water and to heighten awareness of the need to protect our precious water resources. We hope this report addresses any drinking water quality concerns you might have.
Click the link below to read the report.
2021 Water Quality Report
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.
Protecting Our Drinking Water
Did you know that YOU could pollute your own drinking water without realizing it? A cross connection is a direct or potential arrangement of drinking water piping that is or can be connected to a questionable source. Elimination of cross connections is an important step in protecting the water that we drink.
Read more about the Township's Cross Connection Program
The Township purchases water from Southeast Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA) instead of directly from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). Lowering the Township’s maximum daily and peak water demands may result in lowering the rate charged by SOCWA. Reducing water usage during peak demand periods will provide better reliability of the system’s operating pressures for fire prevention.
Read more about conserving water