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GLWA receives Bond Buyer Midwest Deal of the Year award

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), southeast Michigan’s water and wastewater authority, received the Midwest Deal of the Year Award Read More

GLWA Board Approves Resolution Authorizing Flint Master Agreement

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the GLWA Board of Directors passed a resolution authorizing CEO Sue McCormick to finalize and execute Read More

GLWA receives 2017 Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) presented the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), Michigan’s largest drinking water provider, with Read More

GLWA Procurement Manager named 2017 Buyer of the Year by Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association

The Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association (MPPOA) has presented Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Procurement Management Professional, Joan Byrne, with Read More

Oakland County lifts boil water advisory for northwest Farmington Hills

The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner has issued the all clear for northwest Farmington Hills on its boil water advisory. Read More

Boil Water Advisory lifted in nearly all Oakland County communities

Effective immediately, the mandatory Boil Water Advisory issued for Commerce Township, Orchard Lake Village, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield Township, Wixom, Read More

STATEMENT: First round of test results for remaining Oakland County communities are clear

The first round of test results taken by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) have come back clear for the Read More

UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory lifted in two additional Oakland County communities

The mandatory Boil Water Advisory issued for Bloomfield Township and Keego Harbor has been lifted, effective immediately. Testing has confirmed Read More

Boil Water Advisory lifted for Oakland Township, Rochester Hills

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, GLWA lifted the boil water advisory for Oakland Township (specifically the subdivisions: The Read More

STATEMENT: Update on Oakland County transmission main work progress October 26, 2017

Although the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) made great progress in the repair of the 48-inch transmission main yesterday with Read More

STATEMENT: Update on Oakland County transmission main work progress October 25, 2017

Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) crews have been on the site of the scene of the Oakland County water transmission Read More

Updated Statement and FAQ Regarding Oakland County Main Break

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has isolated the leak in the 48-inch transmission main that serves customers in the Read More

FAQs for Boil Water Advisory

If you have questions on what a Boil Water Advisory means or how it might impact you, please read our Boil Read More

UPDATE on Western Oakland County Transmission Main Break

GLWA issued the following update this morning regarding the transmission main break that occurred on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Read More

GLWA Issues Boil Water Advisory for Several Oakland County Communities

Effective immediately, the Great Lakes Water Authority has issued a MANDATORY Boil Water Advisory for the communities of Commerce Township, Farmington Read More

GLWA hires former Wayne County Deputy Corporation Counsel to serve as its General Counsel

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has hired Randal Brown to serve as the Authority’s General Counsel. William Wolfson, who Read More

GLWA Response to EWG Drinking Water Study

The Authority today issued a statement in response to a drinking water study published by the Washington, D.C. nonprofit, EWG. GLWA is proud Read More

Preliminary investigations into adverse effects of low phosphorous levels on Settleability at GLWA’s Water Resource Recovery Facility

The Great Lakes Water Authority has a long history of removing phosphorous (P) at the GLWA’s Water Resource Recovery Facility. Read More

Melvindale becomes latest community to enroll in GLWA’s Water Residential Assistance Program

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is pleased to announce that the city of Melvindale has become the latest member Read More

Public Hearing Notice regarding proposed Detroit River Interceptor Evaluation and Rehabilitation Project

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) announces a Public Hearing regarding its Project Plan for the proposed Detroit River Interceptor Read More

Public Hearing Notice regarding proposed Central Offload Facility Rehabilitation Project

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) announces a Public Hearing regarding its Project Plan for the proposed Central Offload Facility Read More

GLWA Clarification Statement Regarding 5/10/17 Detroit Free Press Biosolids Dryer Facility

The Great Lakes Water Authority has drafted a statement regarding the Detroit Free Press article about sulfur dioxide (SSO2) emissions at its Biosolids Read More

GLWA After-Event Report on 2/28/17 Boil Water Advisory

GLWA has completed its after-event report on the Boil Water Advisory that occurred on February 28, 2017. To review the Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority reallocates $1.7 million in WRAP funding

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors this week approved a $1.7 million reallocation of WRAP (Water Residential Read More

GLWA’s Statement on Flint Source Water Decision

Today, the city of Flint announced its intention to remain with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) for its treated Read More

GLWA launches inaugural apprenticeship program

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) today announced that through a new partnership with Focus: HOPE and Henry Ford College, Read More

Southwest Water Treatment Plant Taste and Odor After-Event Report

After thorough review, GLWA has completed its Southwest Water Plant after-event report related to the taste and odor issues recently Read More

GLWA response to Representative Dingell regarding Downriver communities’ water issue

GLWA response to Representative Dingell regarding Downriver communities’ water issue.

Water Quality Update-Downriver Communities

GLWA WATER QUALITY UPDATE – Downriver Communities January 12, 2017   “The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is committed to Read More

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Draft Industrial Pretreatment Program Rules

GLWA is seeking written comments from the public on draft Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) Rules. Read the full notice here. Read More

GLWA EXECUTES MONEY-SAVING $1.3 BILLION INAUGURAL BOND SALE

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) went to market for its inaugural transaction on October 13, 2016, pricing a $1.3 billion Read More

GLWA 2016 BOND SALE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

FAQ — GREAT LAKES WATER AUTHORITY INAUGURAL BOND SALE    

GLWA Adds Chief Information Officer and Chief Public Affairs Officer to Executive Leadership Team

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Small as Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Michelle Read More

GLWA IS NOW AN “A” RATED UTILITY AFTER NINE MONTHS OF INDEPENDENT OPERATION

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) last week received positive ratings actions from all three ratings agencies – Fitch Ratings, Read More

Cutting-Edge Wayne State University Research to Occur at GLWA Pilot Plant

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and Wayne State University (WSU) have agreed to continue their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Read More

Water Residential Assistance Program Continues as Sustainable Plan for Detroit’s Low-Income Water Customers

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) made it clear today that the Read More

GLWA Receives Award of Recognition for 10 Years of Outstanding Performance

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has received the “10-Year Directors Award” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority Votes to Extend Emergency Service Agreement with Flint

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board voted to extend its emergency service agreement with the city of Flint for Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority Hires First-Ever Research and Innovation Director

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is pleased to announce the hire of Bill Creal as the authority’s first director Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority Welcomes Newest Board Member

May 4, 2016 The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member, Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority Announces Standup of Water Quality Workgroup

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) today announced the standup of a Water Quality Workgroup made up of Authority staff Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority Begins Enrollment for Water Residential Assistance Program

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is proud to announce the launch of its Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP), the Read More

Moody’s Upgrades Great Lakes Water Authority Bond Ratings

Following the Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) first month of operations, Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the GLWA water and sewer senior Read More

GLWA CEO Sue McCormick appears on “Spotlight on the News”

GLWA CEO Sue McCormick was Chuck Stokes’ guest on WXYZ-TV’s “Spotlight on the News,” aired on January 24, 2016. In Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority, the First-Ever Regional Water System for Southeast Michigan, Begins Operations

In a historic milestone, southeast Michigan’s first-ever regional water authority began operations January 1, 2016. The Great Lakes Water Authority Read More

Information regarding the transition from www.dwsd.org to www.glwater.org.

We are pleased to report that the initial stand-up of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is complete.  With this Read More

City of Detroit reaches bondholder consent for transfer of DWSD debt to new Great Lakes Water Authority

December 4, 2015 The City of Detroit has broken the final barrier to enable the regional Great Lakes Water Authority Read More

Great Lakes Water Authority Board appoints Chief Executive Officer in preparation for organization’s launch on Jan. 1

After a nationwide search, Robert Daddow, chairman, Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), announced the hiring of Sue McCormick as the Read More

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