Oakland Township Water Supply Improvements - Phase I
Oakland County, MichiganWater Resources CommissionerOakland Township Water Supply Improvements - Phase I

Oakland Township Water Supply Improvements - Phase I

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.

WRC is 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

  1. Construct a new iron removal plant at The Crossings well site.
  2. Construct a raw water transmission main to connect the Country Creek well sites to the new iron removal plant.
  3. Construct storage on The Crossings well site.
  4. Construct storage at another location within the Southwest Water Service Area. 

Southeast and Oakland Hunt Water Service Area

  1. Add an additional well at the Oakland Hunt water treatment plant site to the aquifer-safe yield capacity.
  2. Expand the Oakland Hunt water treatment capacity to include new well capacity.
  3. Construct a water main to connect the Oakland Hunt Water Service Area to the Southeast Service Area.
  4. Construct elevated storage.
  5. Upgrade the existing pressure reducing valve servicing the South Pressure District of the Southeast Service Area.

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.