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The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office is faced with many challenges in the 21st century. It must provide leadership in areas of regional cooperation in order to make responsible decisions about infrastructure, the environment and water quality.
Formerly known as the Drain Commissioner's Office, the name was changed to the Water Resources Commissioner's Office in November 2008 to reflect the increased duties and responsibilities of the office. It's not just about drains in the 21st century. Today, the Water Resources Commissioner's Office is a key component in providing you with quality water supply, drainage systems and sewage disposal systems...and doing  it in a way that keeps our environment safe and promotes responsible growth.
Michigan State law, The Drain Code--Act 40 of 1956, as amended, gives the County Water Resources Commissioner powers and responsibilities to govern legally established drainage systems within the county. The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner also has additional statutory responsibilities (Act 342, etc.), along with other responsibilities delegated by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. 

Keeping Our Water in Oakland County Clean and Safe


WRC introduces, "What You Need to Know About Our Water Resources."
          To view the full video, click here.
                           To view the long video, click here.
                           To view the short video, click here.

For more information related to lead and drinking water, please visit the Oakland County Health Division's website here.

Consumer Confidence Reports for drinking water systems maintained by WRC can be found here.   

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures and Guidlines

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form



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2018 Annual Report




GWK Code Audit Explores Uniform Option for Communities

To see information from the December 7, 2018 meeting click the link below:

GWK Green Infrastructure Kickoff Meeting


Become Informed

About PFAS

All current sources of drinking water in the 19 water systems WRC operates were analyzed for PFAS in 2018 and the results did not show detectable amounts. The water systems include the following: Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Pontiac, Royal Oak Township, Highland Township, White Eagle, Knorrwood Knolls, Oakland Hunt, Plum Creek, Southeast Oakland Township, Southwest Oakland Township, Twin Lakes, Wynstone, Oxford Township and Bavarian Softwater.

WRC has compiled a list of general resources regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Click here for more information.


WRAP is here to help !

Some restrictions and eligibility requirements apply.