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Letter from the City of Birmingham  
Water Treatment Notice  

Birmingham Reiterates Drinking Water is Safe
As you may recall, on September 21, 2023 a public notice was distributed regarding an issue where proper parameters as defined by State designated minimums were not maintained for water sampled in the City of Birmingham. The Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy has notified the City that the notice requirement was not completed or formatted according to State law. The explanation and materials sent were determined to diminish the intent of the public notice.  As such, the City of Birmingham mailed the notice to all Birmingham residents again on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 as required by State law. Please feel confident that no new violation has occurred and your drinking water remains safe. 

If you have concerns or questions, please contact Bob Jackovich at bobj@socwa.org or (248) 288-5150.

Learn More about Birmingham's Drinking Water
We consider the health, safety and welfare of our residents and water consumers in the City of Birmingham to be of paramount importance. We feel confident that the water being delivered to our residents and tenants is in compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act, and we are confident that we will continue to provide healthy and safe water to the City of Birmingham. The questions and answers below provide information regarding Birmingham’s drinking water.

Questions and Answers Regarding the Birmingham Water Notice

Who provides water service to the City of Birmingham?

SOCWA provides water service to Birmingham and 10 other neighboring communities by purchasing water from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA).

Who treats Birmingham's water?

GLWA treats water, including the addition of orthophosphate for corrosion control. GLWA closely monitors the treated water to ensure compliance with all regulations.

Who tests Birmingham's water?

SOCWA provides routine water testing, including WQP monitoring, as a service to Birmingham and other member communities. For WQP monitoring in Birmingham, SOCWA tests water samples from 10 locations in Birmingham every quarter.

Is there lead in my water?

No. There is no lead or copper in Birmingham’s water.

Do I need to boil my water?

No. You do not need to boil water or take other corrective actions.

Would the non-compliant water sample – or any water from sinks that sit unused – be safe to consume?

Yes. All water being delivered to Birmingham residents and tenants is in compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act. The sample was determined to be out of compliance pertaining to a potential treatment issue due to slightly low levels of orthophosphate, which is added to water to prevent pipe corrosion. All tests show no indication of pipe corrosion.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, contact SOCWA Operations Manager Bob Jackovich at bobj@socwa.org or (248) 288-5150.