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Sylvan Township Updates the Water Safety Concern

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) sent out a “Lift Notice” on July 10 stating the water in Sylvan Township is safe to drink.

Here is the notice:

This is to provide you with follow-up notification that the water safety concern at Sylvan Township has been investigated and resolved. Residents can stop using bottled water and resume normal household water use. Water samples collected on July 8, 2024, meet state water quality standards. Now that normal water consumption can resume, residents are encouraged to flush your home plumbing systems and appliances. Guidance on how can be at the websites listed below or contact the Township office for a copy:

· FLUSHING YOUR HOUSE PLUMBING SYSTEM WHEN WATER SERVICES ARE RECONNECTED (michigan.gov)

· Flushing Appliance when Water Services is Restored (michigan.gov)

Other corrective actions taken by the township include purging the water storage tanks, replacing treatment chemicals, inspecting plant components, testing plant operations, repairing damaged components, flushing water mains, and securing the plant site.

Sylvan Township will continue to work with state officials to increase the security at the water treatment plant.

Help us protect your water system by reporting any suspicious activity including tampering with water infrastructure (hydrants, water plant, water tower, utility vaults, etc). Please contact Sylvan Township at 734-475-8890 ext. 112 if you have any questions or concerns about the water.