WATER PLANT Hours of operation: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
5111 Pointe Drive
East China MI 48054
Superintendent: Travis Frendt
Bulk water is available for cash purchase only at the East China Township Water Treatment Plant. The hours of operation for the bulk water filling station are Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. These hours may differ due to operator availability. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the water plant at 810-765-4647.
The Water Plant has been online since July of 2001 and the St. Clair River is our water source. The plant utilizes a membrane micro-filtration system to filter dirt and bacteria out of your drinking water. It is made up of 600,000 hollow fibers, about 10 feet long. Water is drawn through these fibers and the unwanted particles, dirt, viruses and bacteria are removed. To make sure the water is safe, a small amount of chlorine is added and bacteria samples are taken daily before it is sent to the distribution system. Currently the water plant also adds a safe and small amount of fluoride to the drinking water per the State of Michigan’s water treatment guidelines. We feel this technology is the best method available to meet the ever changing regulations set forth by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and The United States Environmental Protection Act.
We encourage public participation in decisions that affect drinking water quality. Should you have any questions about your water, you can contact Travis Frendt at the Water Filtration Plant at 810-765-4647.
Additional online water resource information can be accessed at:
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality www.deq.state.mi.us/
American Water Works Association www.awwa.org/
US Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov.ogwdw/
Michigan Rural Water Association www.mrwa.org/