Road Commission Seeking Input on Avon/Dequindre Corridor Project

Avon Road Corridor Improvement Plan The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and Shelby Township, is seeking public input on a proposed plan to improve the Avon Road/Dequindre Road corridor between The Avon/Dequindre intersection and the 23 Mile Road/Dequindre intersection on the Oakland County/Macomb County border. The road improvement will include: A roundabout at the … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Updates Water and Sewer Rates

As proposed by the City’s Infrastructure Committee and staff, on August 13, Rochester’s City Council approved updating residential and commercial sewer and water rates effective September 1, while also recommending that the City schedule a water rate study in 2019. The approved changes are attributable to increases from the Oakland County Water Resource Commission (OCWRC), the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), and operating and capital costs. Starting on September 1, the city-wide sewer … [Read more...]

Water Advisory Lifted in Rochester Hills

The Boil Water Advisory for the City of Rochester Hills has been Lifted The Oakland County Health Division has advised the City of Rochester Hills that the results of the most recent water test samples indicate no bacterial contamination of the water system. Residents can return to consuming water as normal after completing precautionary measures. To certify that the water is safe for consumption, the city facilitated water sampling & testing from a representative area under the … [Read more...]

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Rochester Hills and Oakland Township and What You Need to Know Now

Rochester Hills The Great Lakes Water Authority, the region’s water supplier, has advised the City of Rochester Hills that the results of all water test samples indicate no bacterial contamination of the water system. Therefore, the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted and Rochester Hills water customers within the advisory area can return to consuming water as normal after completing these precautionary measures that can be found at While there was never any … [Read more...]

Boil Water Advisory for Rochester Hills and Oakland Township

Boil Water Advisory Declared In Several Oakland County Communities Boil Your Water Before Using  Effective immediately, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is issuing a MANDATORY Boil Water Advisory for the communities of Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Novi (the area bounded by 14 Mile on the north, 8 mile on the south, Napier on the west and Haggerty on the east), Oakland Township (specifically the subdivisions: The Hills of Oakland and Kings Pointe), Rochester Hills (north of … [Read more...]

Boil Water Warning Lifted for Rochester Hills, Remains for Troy, What you Need to Know

According to the GLWA Water Quality Division, the water testing results returned appropriate chlorine levels and no bacteria was evident. The Boil Water Advisory is lifted for Rochester Hills, but continues for residents of Troy. The incident began when a large water main broke on South Boulevard west of Dequindre. The cause of the break is still being investigated. The water main is owned and operated by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). What do you need to know during and after a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Issues Drinking Water Warning

Residents Should Boil Water Before Using Due to a drop in pressure in the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) water supply, bacterial contamination may have occurred in the water system. Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout our environment. Corrective measures are currently being undertaken to correct the situation. What should I do? DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before … [Read more...]

GLWA Bond Sale Reflects Oakland County Practices

The $309.1 million in cash savings and $251.8 million in new capital projects generated from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) $1.3 billion inaugural bond sale highlights how the formation of the authority is helping to bring fiscal responsibility to the water and sewer system, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said today. "When we negotiated the make-up of the GLWA board, we did so with the long-range vision that it would adopt Oakland County’s best fiscal and purchasing … [Read more...]

TONIGHT: Bob Daddow to speak at Rochester Area Republican Club

Speaker - Robert (Bob) Daddow Oakland County Deputy County Executive Don't miss this opportunity to learn the pros and cons of the 40 year proposed agreement to form the Great Lakes Water Authority. Bob Daddow, one of the chief negotiators for Oakland County, is the guy you want to hear. He has been under a gag order by the Bankruptcy Court for months but now he can talk. Bob’s typical style is open and blunt.  If you have Detroit water and/or sewer, you don’t want to miss this program. … [Read more...]