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June 25-26, 2021 Rain Event: Information on Applying for FEMA Assistance & Filing an Appeal

Click here to file an application for FEMA assistance for the June 25-26, 2021 rain event. The registration deadline for FEMA has been extended to November 12, 2021.

If your FEMA claim has been denied, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to file an appeal with FEMA (scroll down to the “If You are Denied” section). The City is also encouraging residents who need assistance with their claim to visit either of its two Disaster Recovery Centers: Kemeny Recreation Center (2260 S. Fort Street) and The Salvation Army (3000 Conner Street).

You may also qualify for assistance provided by a group of local realtors. Please click here and scroll to the end of this news article for more details.


Working at GLWA aligns with the operating principle of One Water One Team. Each team member contributes to the vision and success of the organization. Like Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." We are better together.

Jonai Jones-Renfroe, Procurement Specialist


The staff at Water Works Park is committed to improving themselves and plant processes. Each team member motivates me to be the best that I can be each day.

Michael Dunne, Plant Engineer


GLWA gives me an opportunity to work with a great team in Procurement to obtain services and goods to deliver fresh water to our communities. Like Steve Jobs said, ‘Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people.’

Lolita Welch, Management Professional

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. And together, we’re racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the recruitment and selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

A Culture of Continuous Improvement

At GLWA, we are committed to employee development at all levels. As part of our commitment to a culture of continuous improvement GLWA has multiple opportunities for employee development. From the implementation of Six Sigma principles, to operationally specific training to prepare employees for licensing or state certification, to a three-year apprentice program, GLWA has its eye on the future, and we need highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help get us there.

Come Work With Us

GLWA is looking for highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us fulfill our vision to be the water and wastewater service provider of choice in Southeast Michigan.


We know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits. That’s why we offer competitive benefits to full-time employees, providing protection, peace of mind and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings or other benefits such as the Employee Assistance Plan, we’ve got you covered.

GLWA’s comprehensive benefits package offers our team members:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Defined Contribution Plan (401A)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
  • Retiree Health Savings Account
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excused Days Off
  • Bereavement Days
  • Tuition Assistance
  • One Water Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Team Member Savings Center

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Check out our most recent Open Enrollment Guide to see our full offering of team member benefits.

About the Great Lakes Water Authority

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