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Summer 2017 – Discolored Drinking Water
Ground water supplied (well) drinking water systems may experience yellow, orange, or brown water during high demand times (such as hot and dry weather). The discoloration of the drinking water is typically caused by iron particles. Iron in the drinking water is not a primary health concern according to the Safe Drinking Water Act. Iron in the water does cause aesthetic/nuisance problems in the water system. The increase in iron particles is often due to the need for backup wells to run to maintain system pressure. Backup wells often do not have iron removal treatment. Customers can help decrease the need for backup wells to provide water by adjusting their sprinkler systems to water lawns outside of the higher demand times of 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Customers could also contact an in-home treatment company for appropriate water treatment equipment.
**Lyon Township residents -
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Recommended Irrigation Practices
Irrigation Practices to Preserve Water Quality
Smart Watering for Lawns
Knorrwood Knolls Lead Exceedance
During the January - June 2017 monitoring period, the
Knorrwood Knolls Subdivision in Oakland Township exceeded the action level for
lead. The 90th percentile was 22 parts per billion (ppb) for lead and 980 ppb for copper.
The action level for lead is 15 ppb and for copper is 1300 ppb. Please click here
for more information.
Current Boil Water Notices
Please click here for current information on the communities affected by the Farmington Hills Water Main Break boil water notice or call 248-858-1555.
Boil water notices affecting fewer than 200 connections will not be listed here as a notice is hand delivered to the affected service address.
Current Water Restrictions
Outdoor water use restrictions are in effect for Commerce Township, Keego Harbor and Royal Oak Township. Please click on the corresponding link to the communities' restrictions or contact the community for specific details.
Current Water Public Notices
Common Water Questions
Please click here for common boil water questions and answers. Please click here for additional Drinking Water Information.