• Work will impact a section of water transmission main along 14 Mile Road resulting in a temporary change in the way water flows in the part of the system that serves Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Farmington, West Bloomfield Township,
    Walled Lake, Novi, and Wixom;
  • The temporary flow change, which will last 6-8 weeks, and may cause changes in
    water pressure and appearance in this area;
  • No impacts to water quality are expected.

DETROIT – The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is continuing its proactive efforts to improve the resiliency of the regional water transmission system with work that will impact a section of water transmission main that serves Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Farmington, West Bloomfield Township, Walled Lake, Novi, and Wixom. Previously, 520 feet of transmission main was renewed within other areas of this main in the fall of
2021 and fall of 2022. This project will renew 712 feet of main and will complete the necessary improvements to the existing transmission main within 14 Mile Road at this time.

While no impacts to water quality are expected, a temporary change in the way water flows in the system is required and may result in customers in the above-mentioned communities experiencing pressures different from normal during the shutdown period, which is expected to last 6-8 weeks and begin the week of January 30, 2023. The water flow change may also result in a change to the appearance of the water, with it becoming cloudy or discolored. GLWA has developed a Frequently Asked Questions resource on what to do if you experience discolored water, which can be found here.
GLWA will monitor water quality throughout the shutdown to ensure that it remains of unquestionable quality. In the area where work is being conducted, adjustments to traffic patterns will be required to protect construction workers along 14 Mile Road; however, two-way traffic will be
maintained.

GLWA System Improvements_FH Impacts-PRESS RELEASE