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Department of Water Production and Wastewater Treatment

WasteWater Plant

The Department of Water Production and Wastewater Treatment is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, five well pumps, two water storage towers and seven sewage lift stations.

If you experience odor from the treatment plant, please complete this survey so we are able to track the data and find the cause of the odor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/salineodorcomplaint

 

Water Quality Town Hall Information

Below are the handouts, presentation and video from the Water Quality Town Hall hosted at City Hall, Friday, November 5, 2021.

Video of Town Hall

PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation first slide

What to do if You Notice Rust Colored Water

 

What to do if you notice rust colored water

Water Quality Report 2020

2020 Annual Drinking Water Report

 

Water Quality Survey 

If you notice rust colored water in your home, please report it using this survey tool. Reporting the incident here is the best way for our staff to know when and where we are having issues. If you have quesitons or concerns, please contact city staff: DPW Director Larry Sirls or City Manager O'Toole.

 

 

Drinking Water Treatment Plant

The City’s WTP began operation in May of 2005. The plant removes iron and manganese through the use of greensand filters. Hardness is removed using reverse osmosis membranes. The plant has a daily maximum output capacity of 3.5 million gallons per day and produces on average 1.2 million gallons per day. Routine water testing is performed daily and monitoring for contaminants is done on a regular basis to insure the quality of our water.

The City’s Annual Water Quality Report is available in PDF form. This report shows our water quality and what it means. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. The City of Saline routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. In 2009, our system had no violations. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mark Fechik at 944-2003.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Wastewater Plant treats an average of 1 million gallons of wastewater per day. Treatment is accomplished through a combination of biological, chemical and physical processes. Rotating Biological Contactors, settling tanks, ferric chloride and chlorine addition are some of the treatment processes used. Our water is tested every day for several pollutants and is discharged to the Saline River. Limitations are established in our discharge permit, which is issued by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

 

The Wastewater Treatment Plant is undergoing updates. Below are the Status Reports, the most recent at the top. If you have any questions about the status of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, contact City Manager O'Toole at cotoole@cityofsaline.org. We will also be giving montly reports on water quality, below are water quality reports, the most recent at the top of the list.

 

 

Wastewater Treatment Status Reports Water Quality Status Reports

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report - October 18, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report - September 20, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report - August 16, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report - July 19, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report - June 21, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report  - May, 17, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report  - April 19, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Plant Status Report - March 15, 2021

Water Quality Report - October 18, 2021

Water Quality Report - September 20, 2021

Water Quality Report - August 16, 2021

Water Quality Report - July 19, 2021