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Bloomfield Township Water Quality

FAQs About Lead and Copper in Water


2020 Annual Quality Water Report

Bloomfield Township is pleased to inform you that in 2020, as in past years, we have surpassed the water quality standards.

Click the link below to read the report.

2020 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.

Conserve Water

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.