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Water Department

Water Superintendent
Aaron Potter
apotter@whitelaketwp.com
248-698-3300 Ext. 8

For Water and Sewer Emergencies after normal business hours, please contact White Lake Twp. Police Department 248-698-4400

2016 Water Quality Report
The 2016 Water Quality Report is now available.  CLICK HERE or stop in to the White Lake Township Water Department to pick up a printed copy.
Lead & Copper Monitoring

White Lake Township Water Department is currently conducting Lead & Copper monitoring of our drinking water system.  Due to the change in chemistry as part of our new iron removal facility, we are increasing the frequency of sample periods and the number of residential sampling sites to insure that our corrosion control is optimized.  If you would like to participate in this important water quality process, please fill out the online form below or contact our office at 248-698-3300 Ext. 8.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Please click here to go to the form

Fire Hydrant Flushing
Fire Hydrant Flushing

Starting 9/05/2017, White Lake Township will begin flushing fire hydrants. The flushing at Twin lakes subdivision should be completed by 9/22/17.  Reserves at Tull Lake, Village Acres, Blackberry Hills and Sierra Heights will be flushed beginning 9/22/17 and will continue into the following week.

GIS Locating

DPS has begun work on our GIS Mapping Program (Geographical Information System). This system uses precise GPS technology to aid in locating and maintaining utility assets, planning, and speed up emergency response. We will also be able to gather information faster and offer improved customer service.

Your cooperation in necessary. Crews from White Lake Township and Johnson & Anderson engineering will be out locating and collecting GPS coordinates to precisely locate your water shut off valves. A blue water flag will be placed on the valve and removed a few days later when the information has been collected. If you have questions or would like additional information about our GIS program, please contact the Water and Sewer Dept. at 248-698-3300 ext. 8.

Iron Filtration

We are continuing testing on Village Acres Iron Filtration Plant through the next couple weeks. Site grading and interior painting will keep us shut down for a few days. Testing will resume after the holiday weekend.  We will experience rusty water occasionally during this testing period due to the reversal of flow in the water mains. We are doing everything we can to minimize this but there is no way to avoid it completely. For more information or to report rusty water, please call us at 248-698-3300 ext. 8. To read more about this exciting project CLICK HERE.

Water Department News
  • For our commercial accounts; Hydro-designs still completes most of the cross connection control programs.
  • We have Johnson and Anderson, an engineering company, working on an updated White Lake Township master plan for water.
Departmental Overview

Under the administration of the Township Supervisor, the Water Department is composed of four employees; this included (1) Director, (2) Field Technician and (2) Office Personnel.

  • White Lake has provided water to the Township residents since 1980.  We have 2,092 water accounts.  It is the Water Departments goal to provide safe drinking water and fire protection to White Lake Township citizens.
  • White Lake Township Water Department currently maintains 47.5 miles of water main.  It is composed of 11 community wells, (2) one million gallon water towers, one booster station and 665 fire hydrants.  We have added a 240 volt generator set, quick connect for a portable generator at Hillview Well House as well as backup generator sets at the Water office, and other key sites, like Aspen Meadows, Twin Lakes 1 and Village Acres.
Departmental Services
  • Repair and maintain water mains and related structures, such as towers, pumps, fire hydrants, get wells, water shut off valves and generator.
  • Flushing hydrants twice a year.
  • Replacement of water  meters.
  • Meters updates to an automated billing system.
  • Marking for underground water utility locations
  • Management of subdivision irrigation meters.
  • Investigation of water service line leaks.
  • Answer customer inquiries regarding rusty or cloudy water, low water pressure, water location, billing and fees.
  • Public health compliance.

 

White Lake Township Ordinance 22 and the Department of Environmental Quality, through the State of Michigan, governs and regulates the water system.

Contact Us

Water Superintendent
Aaron Potter

Secretary
Dawn Brotherton
Karen Darling

248-698-3300
Ext. 8