New Water Partnership Nominated for the Community Excellence Award

Innovative Agreement saves residents money, increases pressure

Starting Monday, June 15, residents can show their pride and support for community initiatives by voting in the 2015 Community Excellence Awards.

Since 2007, the Community Excellence Award (CEA) has recognized innovative projects that contribute to a better quality of life for Michigan residents. This year, the award will engage the community in the award selection process by allowing any Michigander to vote on projects.

This year, the North Oakland Country Water Authority (NOCWA) has been nominated for this prestigious award. The authority is comprised of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Orion Township, Pontiac, and the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office.

This partnership among these many agencies has provided a multitude of benefits for the local water systems, the press release stated. Collaboration has allowed for better communications and opportunities for best practices to be shared. This resulted in water pressure increases, reduced energy costs, and $3.8 Million dollars in savings.

“Collaboration is an important key to driving innovation,” states Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “This unique partnership allows us to share insights that benefit our residents and their wallets.”

If you believe that this program deserves recognition and would like to show your support, now you can!

To cast your vote, please visit Once there, click on funding for the future and select the project that is labeled Flood of Community Benefits Realized for NOCWA members. From June 15 to July 15, you can vote daily for your favorite project.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live by several sources including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.





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