The Oakland County Water
Resources Commissioner's Office (WRC) maintains and operates seven County-owned
public water systems in Oakland Township. Each of these water systems are groundwater
supply systems that include two or more wells. The water systems vary in
regards to water treatment, storage and number of pressure districts. These
water systems were constructed by developers as part of their subdivision/site
condominium developments. Oakland Township recently completed a water
reliability study. The study indicated that adequate storage exists for the
Oakland Hunt and Wynstone water systems, but additional storage is needed in
the Southeast, Southwest and Twin Lakes/Knollwood Knolls service areas. The
study also recommended that iron removal is needed. Presently, iron removal is only
provided for Oakland Hunt, Plum Creek and Wynstone water systems. Phase one of
the Oakland Township water systems improvement project would add iron removal
in the Southwest and Southeast water systems.
working cooperatively with Oakland Township to develop a Project Plan for the
construction of the proposed phase one infrastructure. The project elements are
further described as follows:
Southwest Water Service Area
- Construct a new iron
removal plant at The Crossings well site.
Construct a raw water
transmission main to connect the Country Creek well sites to the new iron
Construct storage on The
Crossings well site.
Construct storage at
another location within the Southwest Water Service Area.
Southeast and Oakland Hunt Water Service Area
- Add an additional well
at the Oakland Hunt water treatment plant site to
the aquifer-safe yield capacity.
Expand the Oakland Hunt
water treatment capacity to include new well capacity.
Construct a water main
to connect the Oakland Hunt Water Service Area to the Southeast Service Area.
Upgrade the existing
pressure reducing valve servicing the South Pressure District of the Southeast
Rowe, Inc. of Flint,
Michigan has been selected as the design engineer for the project. Glenn R.
Appel, P.E., Chief Engineer, is the WRC engineer assigned to the project. It is anticipated that financing for the project will be
through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality State Revolving Fund.
A bid date for the project has not been determined.