Drinking Water Advisory Councils

Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule resulted in the creation of both a statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council, and Water System Advisory Councils. This website is where you can find information about the councils as well as documents created by the Statewide Dinking Water Advisory Council.

Statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council 

Contact us at EGLE-DWMAD-DWCouncil@michigan.gov

The Statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council held a webinar on November 6th to introduce themselves and describe the work they have done.  You may register to view the Introduction Webinar.

Meeting Calendar

   Date

Time

Location

Newsletter

July 31, 2019
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 PM
Constitution Hall, Lansing
Sept17,  Canceled
Canceled
Constitution Hall, Lansing
 
 November 6, 2019 
11:00 A.M. – 2:00 PM  
Constitution Hall, Lansing   
   

 

Statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council Members

Name

Position Filled

Term Expiration

James Moreau
Community Water Supply Representative
December 31, 2019
Wes Goodman
Noncommunity Water Supply Representative
December 31, 2020
Eric DeLong
Local Government Administrator
December 31, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Morse
Medical Professional
December 31, 2020
Dr. Stuart Batterman
Professor of Public Health
December 31, 2021
Charlotte Jameson
Environmental or Public Health Advocacy Group Representative
December 31, 2021
Susan Manente
Public Health Educator
December 31, 2021
Keith McCormack, P.E.
Member of the Public at Large
December 31, 2020
Tom Traciak
Member of the Public at Large
December 31, 2019

 


Water System Advisory Councils

The State of Michigan’s 2018 revision to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) created both state-level and utility-level water advisory councils. Water suppliers and water systems with more than 50,000 customers will each be required to create a Community Water Advisory Council. The advisory council will advise the utility on communications related to lead in drinking water as well as other drinking water quality issues (see Appendix A of the Meeting Guidance Document for the Community Water Advisory Council section of the law). Specifically, the advisory council is mandated to:

  • Develop plans for continuing public awareness about lead in drinking water, even when a lead action level is not exceeded;
  • Review public awareness campaign materials provided by the statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council to ensure the needs and interests of the community, with consideration to the economic and cultural diversity of its residents, are addressed;
  • Advise and consult with the water supply on the development of appropriate plans for remediation and public education to be implemented if a lead action level is exceeded;
  • Advise and consult with the water supply on efforts to replace private lead service lines at locations where the owner declined service line replacement;
  • Assist in promoting transparency of all data and documents related to lead in drinking water within the water supply service area; and
  • Collaborate with local community groups to ensure that residents have the opportunity to be involved in efforts to educate the community about lead in drinking water.

 Guidance for Development of Water System Advisory Councils

Communities Required to have a Water System Advisory Council

WSSN

Community Name

Population Served

00220
Ann Arbor
127,885
00450
Battle Creek
51,284
00465
Bay Area Water System
93,915
01100
Canton Township
90,173
01800
City of Detroit
713,777
02240
City of Farmington Hills
72,460
02310
City of Flint
98,310
04370
City of Midland
63,108
05830
City of Royal Oak
57,236
05850
City of Saginaw
172,369
06280
City of St. Clair Shores
59,715
06385
City of Sterling Heights
127,000
06900
City of Warren
134,056
01480
Clinton Township
97,513
01730
Dearborn
98,153
01740
Dearborn Heights
57,774
01995
East Lansing Meridian Water Authority
64,332
02615
Genesee County Water System
143,177
02790
Grand Rapids
329,500
02838
Great Lakes Water Authority
3,689,400
03520
Kalamazoo
196,292
03760
Lansing Board of Water and Light
193,500
03930
Livonia
96,942
03990
Macomb Township
87,433
04570
Muskegon
87,880
05440
Pontiac
59,515
05480
Port Huron
61,470
00325
Rochester Hills
71,788
06010
Shelby Township
72,000
06160
Southfield
71,739
06545
Taylor
63,131
06690
Troy
80,980
06910
Waterford Township
73,441
07040
Westland
84,094
07220
Wyoming
230,113
07260
Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority
92,400