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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

Public Notice regarding GLWA’s November 19 Audit Committee meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The State of Michigan Open Meetings Act (SB1108), allows remote telephonic and electronic participation in public meetings and hearings for public bodies subject to the Act during certain state or local emergencies. At this time, local health departments within the GLWA service area have declared emergencies related to the risk of infection associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting of the GLWA Audit Committee scheduled for November 19, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. will be held via Zoom and its telephonic capabilities.  Members of the public who wish to attend this meeting can do so in the following manner:

Join Zoom Meeting Here:

https://glwater.zoom.us/j/85984905117?pwd=R3AyZWkrUHJTb0lOb2w0K0crdktRUT09

 

Join by Telephone:      

877 853 5247 US Toll-Free; or

              888 788 0099 US Toll-Free

Meeting ID:     859 8490 5117

Passcode:         634328

For members of the public may offer public comment in the following manner:

By Telephone: Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and/or offer public comment by telephone should call in at the number indicated above, press *9 on their keypad to “raise their hand for public comment.” During other portions of the meeting, members of the public are asked to mute their line by pressing *6 on their keypad to mute or unmute their line.

By E-Mail: Members of the public may provide written comments to the Board by emailing those comments to CEO@glwater.org on or before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 and should reference “November 19, 2021 Audit Committee Meeting” in the subject line of the e-mail.

If a member of the public requires accommodation due to a disability, please contact CEO@glwater.org or (844) 455-GLWA (4592) not less than 72 hours prior to the date of the meeting.