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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

GLWA, RCOC announce significant infrastructure improvements in area of Avon Road between Dequindre and 23 Mile roads over next two years

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) today announced a series of coordinated infrastructure improvements that will be made over the next two years in the area of the Avon Road corridor between Dequindre Road and 23 Mile Road on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border.

The announcement was made at a joint GLWA/RCOC press conference today (Wednesday, Oct. 20) at Yates Park, 1991 East Avon Road, Rochester Hills (across from Yates Cider Mill).

The projects will be constructed over two years, beginning Nov. 1, 2021, and include installation of a 96-inch water transmission main, a bridge removal/replacement, construction of two roundabouts and pedestrian safety upgrades. Work will be completed in two phases with project completion expected in 2023.

Oakland County Executive David Coulter, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett participated in the announcement as well. Speaking on behalf of GLWA was Chief Operating Officer-Water and Field Services Cheryl Porter and Jason Matteo of GLWA’s engineering consultant Jacobs. Speaking on behalf of RCOC was RCOC Board Chair Andrea LaLonde and RCOC Director of Engineering Sam Fitzer.

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