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Water Department

Water Director
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

Fire Hydrant Flushing
FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING

Fire Hydrant Flushing is complete. Thank you for your patience!

Water Theft is a Crime


Water Theft is a Crime

White Lake DPS has experienced an increase in illegal fire hydrant use in our township.  Illegal and unregulated connections can not only increase the risk of contaminating our water supply, but also lower pressure needed for fire protection. Improper opening or closing of a fire hydrant can cause widespread rusty water complaints or worse, water main breaks and serious property damage.  Unauthorized use or theft of water costs more for everyone.

How to Spot Theft


Water theft from fire hydrants occurs most often when the user does not have a metered connection.  To legally use water from a fire hydrant, the business or contractor must obtain a permit and meter assembly from DPS.  The meter assembly includes a backflow preventer. If you see water being used from a hydrant without a meter assembly, theft may be occurring.


Help Stop Water Theft


If you suspect water is being stolen from a fire hydrant or identify a water meter that has been bypassed or tampered with, please call 911 immediately or email apotter@whitelaketwp.com. Tampering with the water system or using a hydrant without a permit is a misdemeanor offense.
Iron Filtration

The Village Acres Iron Removal Plant has been up and running since June of 2017. We are continuously testing water quality at this site and the water chemistry in the distribution system that it supplies. We are always looking for additional sampling locations. If you are interested in participating in water sampling, please contact us at 248-698-3300 ext. 8.

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.
2018 Water Quality Report
The 2018 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

NOTICE

White Lake Township Department of Public Service is currently conducting Lead & Copper monitoring of our drinking water system beginning in June, 2019. This important water quality process helps us to insure that our corrosion control is optimized. We are looking for additional residents with homes built before 1988 to participate in our water sampling. These homes would generally be located in the following subdivisions: Colony Ridge, Sierra Heights, Village Acres, and Hillview.

Lead:  Children and adults who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Some people who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. White Lake Twp. Water Dept. is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  

Copper: An essential nutrient, but some children and adults who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage.

Please contact our office at 248-698-3300, Ext. 8 or go to our website and fill out our online form. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

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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.

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 Director
Aaron Potter

Secretary
Dawn Brotherton
Karen Darling

248-698-3300
Ext. 8