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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
Jaye Quadrozzi

Jaye Quadrozzi

Board Vice Chair; Representative for Oakland County

Jaye Quadrozzi is an attorney with over 15 years of experience in complex commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. She is a member of the state bars of Michigan, Illinois and California. In addition to her appointment to the Great Lakes Water Authority Board of Directors, since 2013, Ms. Quadrozzi has also served as the Oakland County representative on the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Board of Commissioners.

Ms. Quadrozzi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Among the many honors and awards she has received, Ms. Quadrozzi was named among the 2018 Michigan Top 25 Women in Business Attorneys by Super Lawyers.