GLWA celebrates five years of unparalleled regional collaboration, sets national example for utility operations

DETROIT— The Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) celebration of its five-year operating anniversary, which was marked on January 1, 2021, illustrates to the people of southeast Michigan an unparalleled success story of regional collaboration and the multi-level benefit that collaboration continues to provide to the nearly 4 million people in its eight-county service area. Significant progress has been achieved in all areas of the utility furthering GLWA’s commitment to protecting public health, contributing to the regional economy and being good stewards of the environment.

“I am extremely proud of what GLWA and its team members have accomplished in our first five years of serving the people of southeast Michigan,” said Sue F. McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, GLWA. “GLWA has made positive impacts on the health, safety and livelihood of our region in a fairly short timeframe. I believe that the success we have had is tangible proof that regional collaboration works; that when we come together in support of a common purpose so much can be achieved. Moving forward we will remain steadfast in our focus on partnership and leveraging the resources we’ve built over these last five years to continue to benefit the entire region for decades to come.”