WRC News Index

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Press Releases 

The following press releases were made available from our office.  Please contact the main office at 248-858-0958 for more information. 

10/31/17 
Water Crisis 2017: Cities Step Up in Wake of Emergency  From HomeTownLife.com Please click here to read the article.

10/20/17 
Storm Water Summit Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, in partnership with the nonprofit Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University, hosted the fifth annual Southeast Michigan Regional Stormwater Summit Oct. 20, 2017.  Please click here to read more about the Summit.

11/22/17 
Preserving and Protecting the Water  Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks with Laurel Hess of ComcastNewsmakers on November 16, 2017 about the importance of overseeing the water and sewer department for Oakland County.  Please click here to see the interview

11/14/17 
Special Town Hall -- Rebuilding Our Water Infrastructure, Monday, November 20, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Cranbrook Institute of Science's Auditorium, located at 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan -- Limited Seating -- Free Event -- RSVPPlease click here for more information


10/30/17 

Water Resources Commissioner Praises Regional Cooperative Response to Water Crisis


10/12/17  
The 5th Annual Stormwater Summit Friday, October 20, 2017


10/11/17 
waterworldoval.jpg We All Want the Same Thing: Clean Fresh Water -
by Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner




9/12/17

Ground Breaking of the Clinton River Water Resources Recovery Facility
               Fox 2 Detroit - Oakland County Investing 32 Million in a High Tech Waste Treatment Facility in Pontiac
               U.S.News - Michigan Waste Treatment Facility Gets $32M Update

9/7/17
The 13th Annual Kids’ Clean Water Calender Contest is Underway - Submissions Accepted from September 5 to October 6

8/31/17
Breaking Ground on the Clinton River Resource Recovery Facility Builds on Local Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Legacy and Symbolizes New Beginnings for Historic System

The WRC to invest $32M into high-tech waste treatment

8/30/17
Breaking Ground on the Clinton River Resource Recovery Facility Builds on Local Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Legacy and Symbolizes New Beginnings for Historic System

7/6/17
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Wins Major Award - Jim Nash named Public Utility Management Professional of the Year

5/30/17
Mark Your Calendars for the 4th Annual Art Fish Fun Festival - Saturday, June 10, 2017

5/18/17
New Water Payment Location in Pontiac

5/15/17
Water Resources Commissioner Returns Bill Payment Location to Pontiac City Hall

5/13/17
District 1 Meeting with Guest Speaker Jim Nash

3/6/17
New Chief Deputy Commissioner Appointed at Oakland County WRC 

3/6/17
Philip Sanzica, P.E. Wins the Felix A. Anderson Image Award

11/21/16
Managing the storm: Efforts encourage property owners to go green, not drain

11/9/2016
Jim Nash Re-Elected to Second Term Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Thanks Voters 

7/12/2016
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner helps Detroit during Heavy Rain Storms July 8

06/28/2016
WRC Assumes Management of Pontiac Wastewater Treatment Facility July 1st -
Improvements in Water & Sewer System Infrastructure Continue

06/08/2016
WRC Public Awareness Program - Earth Friendly Fertilizer

4/12/2016
Energy Efficiency Program Brings Big Rebate Money to Oakland County

02/29/2016
Refunding Drain Bonds to NOW Net Communities more than $909,000 in Savings

Estimated savings per municipality

02/03/2016
Town Hall Meeting on Oakland County Water Quality

01/13/2016
Wattles Road Linear Storage Project Improves Infrastructure, Protects Environment

01/06/2016
New Era Begins with New Water Authority

09/25/2014
2nd Annual Storm Water Summit to be Held October 3, 2014

07/03/2014
Farmington Hills Water Safe - No Contamination Due to Mercury Find

06/09/2014
Art-Fish-Fun Family Festival in Beaudette Park in Pontiac on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

05/22/2014
WRC Town Hall Meeting in Novi, MI on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking"

02/07/2014
Water Resources Commissioner Assures Customers After Break-in

12/09/2013
WRC to Recognize 2014 Kids' Clean Water Calendar Contest Winners

11/20/2013
WRC to Offer Free Kids' Clean Water Environmental Calendar

11/06/2013
Groundbreaking Set for 18.5 Million Perry Street Diversion Project

10/11/2013
Great Lakes Restoration Summit - October 18, 2013

10/02/2013
WRC Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking"

09/16/2013
Water Resources Commissioner to Present Storm Water Summit Lawrence Technological University Friday Oct. 4th, 2013

09/05/2013
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Kicks Off 2014 Kids' Clean Water Calendar Contest

08/07/2013
WRC Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking"

06/18/2013
Water resources maintenance staff second to none - Oakland Press Guest Opinion - Jim Nash

06/17/2013
WRC Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking"

06/13/2013
Walled Lake-Novi and Commerce Township Wastewater Treatment Plants Receive Top National Award

06/12/2013
Oakland County Water Resources Marks 40th Anniversary of the George W. Kuhn Retention Treatment Basin

05/08/2013
State should focus on preserving fresh water resources - Oakland Press Guest Opinion - Jim Nash

05/07/2013
WRC Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking"

04/17/2013
WRC Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking"

04/12/2013
Oakland County Opposes Flint and Genesee County's Plan to Build a Water Intake and Pipeline from Lake Huron

04/08/2013
Save the Date - WRC Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and "Fracking" - Town Hall Meeting Flyer

03/26/2013
County needs sustainable regional water and sewer authority - Oakland Press Guest Opinion - Jim Nash

02/20/2013
Refinancing Drain Bonds Nets More Than $511,700 in Savings

01/17/2013
News from the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office

01/03/2013
Commissioner Jim Nash Takes the Helm at the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office

WRC Speeches, Commentary and Other News
 
Presentation Regarding Stormwater Problems and Solutions
- 2/13/2015

Oakland County Leaders Announce Informational Meeting for Local Elected Officials Regarding Great Lakes Water Authority
- 9/15/2014

Presentation Regarding the August 11, 2014 Rain Event - 9/11/2014

Experts: Historic flooding is a climate change wake-up call for Michigan - 8/19/2014

Pure Oakland Water tackles fracking - C & G Newspaper - 08/13/2013

Hydraulic Fracturing: Is the Fracking Process Safe? - Spinal Column - 08/14/2013

Officials-Oakland communities to save money with new sewage pipeline - Oakland Press 07/12/2013

Hills water, sewer rates to rise - Observer & Eccentric Newspapers - 06/16/2013

Work begins on water authority: Orr plan could save $70M annually - Crain's Detroit Business 06/16/2013

Ortonville town hall meeting on fracking weighs energy needs, environmental concerns - Oakland Press - 05/22/2013

Keep our water safe from fracking - Oakland Press - 05/20/2013

Frac Stack Blowout In Texas Panhandle-Amazing Photos - Drilling QHSE's Facebook Page - 03/18/2013

Fracking, oil drilling a threat to Oakland County lakes, water quality chief says - Detroit Free Press - 04/23/2013

Birmingham spared cost of sewage project - 03/24/2013 - O&E Newspapers

Meet Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash - 03/19/2012 - Spinal Column

Oakland County in Motion - GWK Retention Treatment Basin Video - 03/12/2013

Game Changer - Oakland official hoping to improve regional water system - Detroit Free Press - 02/06/2013

Introducing Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash - GreeningDetroit.com - 01/30/2013 

PBS video report on Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) Waste Water Infrastructure