The Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act has changed to better protect your health. New water sampling rules have been added to better detect possible lead in your drinking water. These changes require communities, including Birmingham,  with lead service lines and older housing stock, to do more sampling. This new sampling method is expected to result in higher lead results, not because the water source or quality for residents has changed, rather, because the Act has more stringent sampling procedures and analysis. 

The City held a community forum on November 14th at Seaholm High School. Attendees learned about changes to the state's new lead and copper rules.  The forum included representatives from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), South Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA) and the Oakland County Health Division, along with City representatives.  Download presentations and video footage (coming soon) from the forum at

To see the Water Lateral and private service for your address visit the Birmingham City Map.