Water quality meets standards
Posted on 05/11/2021
Photo by Pexels.The 2020 Water Quality Report has been mailed to those who receive water service from the City of Northville. The report affirms that the water provided through the Public Works Department and Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is safe to drink and meets or surpasses all 2020 federal and state monitoring and reporting standards for quality and safety.

The City of Northville’s source water comes from Lake Huron and the Detroit River, which has a convergence of water sources from American and Canadian rivers, lakes and watersheds.

The report includes data on the amount of lead in drinking water, which is shown to be within normal ranges. The source of lead is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Households with older plumbing may want to have their water lead levels checked. The City of Northville is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components on private property.

Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or on the EPA website. When your water has been sitting for several hours, minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing the tap for 30 seconds to two minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Always use cold water for drinking and cooking – heating it to the desired temperature – especially for infant formula.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised individuals, such as people with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy as well as those living with organ transplants, HIV/AIDS or other infection-prone diseases and conditions should ask their health care provider whether they can safely drink tap water.

EPA/CDC guidelines on measures to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

The water report is posted here.