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Additional work needed to complete water main break repair; no impact on water quality

“GLWA Field Service Crews and contractors continue to work around the clock to accomplish the repair of the 48-inch water transmission main that broke in the area of 14 Mile and Drake on Sunday, October 31. While crews had been successful in isolating the valves on the broken pipe to begin repair work yesterday, the isolation did not hold and water once again began filling the excavated area. GLWA has developed a solution to this issue that is planned to be implemented by Sunday, November 7, allowing crews to then complete the overall repair of the 20-foot section of water main by late next week. This timeframe includes pressure testing, disinfecting and flushing the main, as well as conducting water quality testing required after all repairs of this nature.

Throughout this process, impacted communities will continue to have water flow. However, it will continue to be at the lower level they have been experiencing since the main broke.

It should also be noted that the results for both rounds of water quality testing came back clear and the boil water advisories have been lifted in Commerce Township, Novi and Walled Lake.

GLWA will conduct a full analysis to determine the cause and any further assessments needed once all work is complete.”

  • Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer-Water & Field Services, GLWA

Financials

A key indicator of success for GLWA has been responsible financial performance, allowing us to earn the trust of our member partners and investors’ through long-term financial planning.

Below, you’ll see the effort of that transparency and financial responsibility. Or go to Legistar to review our Audit Committee Minutes.

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Special GLWA Audit Committee Meeting December 6, 2021

The GLWA’s Audit Committee shall meet at least four (4) times per year, with the Authority’s Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer and the Authority’s independent public auditors to review the reports related to the financial condition, operations, performance and management of the Authority.


GLWA Audit Reports

GLWA Audit Reports for the year ended June 30, 2020 with 12 months of regional systems operational activity.


Financial Policies

The GLWA Board adopts policies to ensure compliance with state laws and good financial management practices.

DWSD Monthly Financial Reports and Other Reports of Interest

GLWA’s outstanding bonds are secured by a statutory lien on the Pledged Assets, including Net Revenues from DWSD Customer Charges, pursuant to Act 94 and the GLWA’s Bond Ordinances. The DWSD financial reports are presented here for reference by stakeholders.

Detroit General Retirement System (GRS) Component II Pension Reports

Consistent with the terms of the foundational Lease agreements and a GRS Pension Agreement, as of January 1, 2016, GLWA assumed responsibility for a pro-rata share of the DWSD Division’s liability for the City’s General Retirement System (“GRS”) pension plan that was frozen and terminated in 2014. For this reason, GLWA’s stakeholders receive and monitor these pension system report to support long-term financial planning.

View the Financial Archives

To look back at GLWA’s financial records, plus select DWSD records, explore our financial archives.