GLWA Customer Outreach Videos
A series of videos and podcasts was created expressly to answer the questions most commonly heard in city, village, and township halls throughout the service area. Visit the
GLWA YouTube channel for more videos and articles on how GLWA and its suburban wholesale customers manage our water and sewer infrastructure to protect public health and the environment.
Regional Sewage Disposal System Lease, Regional Water Supply System Lease, and the Water and Sewer Services Agreement
The lease agreement signed on Friday, June 12, 2015 between the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) will protect all ratepayers and finally give them a seat at the table, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.
“This is a significant moment for all ratepayers,” Patterson said. “The signing of the lease gives our ratepayers a substantial voice in how their water system is run. Plus, it ensures key protections for ratepayers and taxpayers we agreed to in last year’s memorandum of understanding.”
The lease will take effect no later than Jan. 1, 2016, but only after certain conditions are met. For more details on the lease agreement, click on the documents below:
Daddow appointed to GLWA board
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appointed Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow to represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board.
Read the press release.
Read Deputy County Executive’s bio.
Oakland County Board of Commissioners Voted on Whether to Adopt the Articles of Incorporation
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, the full Board of Commissioners voted on whether to adopt the articles of incorporation for the Great Lakes Water Authority.
Read the press release about the Board of Commissioners approval of the articles of incorporation for the GLWA.
Read the miscellaneous resolution on which the Board of Commissioners voted to approve the articles of incorporation for the GLWA.
Oakland County BOCs Introduced the Proposed Great Lakes Water Authority Articles of Incorporation
On Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, The Oakland County Executive Office introduced the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority articles of incorporation to the General Government Committee of the Board of Commissioners.
Oakland County BOCs hosted a Special Informational Meeting
On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, Oakland County Commissioners hosted a special informational meeting for local elected officials on the Great Lakes Water Authority proposed deal. Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson and Deputy County Executive Robert Daddow, Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and the commissioners provided insight about the proposed water deal and creation of the authority as well as answered questions regarding the issue.
Audio from the Great Lakes Water Authority Special Meeting 9-18-14
Listen to Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson and Deputy County Executive Robert Daddow as they deliver the Great Lakes Water Authority PowerPoint presentation to about 60 leaders from Oakland County communities.
MOU Recommends Creation of Regional Water Authority
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan held a news conference to announce an agreement proposing the formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority.
Read the press release.
Great Lakes Water Authority FAQs
Many have questions about how the Great Lakes Water Authority will impact them. To find the answers to some of those questions,
read the FAQs.
Great Lakes Water Authority Side by Side
See the difference between what will happen under the GLWA versus the status quo.
Summary of GLWA Regional Partnership Oakland County Board of Commissioners
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, the County Executive Office presented the Board of Commissioners Water Alternatives Study Committee a
summary about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority.
Great Lakes Water Authority PowerPoint
Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson and Deputy County Executive Robert Daddow have been invited to attend a number of community meetings to outline the details of the GLWA. Review their PowerPoint presentation.
Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority
The three county executives, the mayor of Detroit, the emergency manager of Detroit, and the governor of Michigan signed a
memorandum of understanding recommending the formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority.
Articles of Incorporation of Great Lakes Water Authority
The full Board of Commissioners will vote on the
articles of incorporation for the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.